Andaman Creole Hindi

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Andaman Hindi
Population

10,000 (Singh 1994).

Location

Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair, 40 villages south of Port Blair.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. A creolization of Hindustani, Bengali [ben], and Malayalam [mal].

Language Use

Home. All ages. Use standard Hindi [hin] with outsiders. Diglossia.

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Spoken as L1 by mixed generations of communities. Contains elements of Indo-Aryan and Dravidian grammar. No literature exists in the creole. Standard Hindi literature is used.