Jarawa

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A language of India

Population

340 (Kumar 2012). 340 monolinguals (Kumar 2012). Monolingual group, with some language contact with Hindi [hin] (Kumar 2012).

Location

Andaman and Nicobar Islands Union Territory: interior and south central Rutland Island; central and south interiors of South Andaman Island; Middle Andaman Island, west coast, 70 square km reserve.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Different from Önge [oon] and Sentinel [std].

Language Use

Used by all.

Language Development

Dictionary. Grammar.

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Seminomadic, monolingual group starting to use some Hindi [hin] words (Kumar 2012). Traditional religion.

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