Nicobarese, Southern

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Nicobara
Population

7,500 (2001 census). 350 on Little Nicobar Island, 7,570 total on Great Nicobar, about 400 of these are Shompen.

Location

Nicobar Islands, Little Nicobar and outer Great Nicobar islands.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Condul (Kondul), Great Nicobar, Little Nicobar, Milo.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 46% for Scheduled Tribes in Nicobar District. 72% for Nicobar (2001 census).
Other Comments

Hindu, Muslim, traditional religion.