Great Andamanese, Mixed

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Andamese, Jeru
Population

No known L1 speakers. The last fluent speaker, Nao, died in 2009 (2009 A. Abbi). Ethnic population: 55.

Location

Andaman and Nicobar Islands union territory: Strait island, about 100 km northeast of Port Blair.

Language Status

9 (Dormant).

Typology

The linguistic system of Mixed Great Andamanese appears to be close to Koineization. It is a mixture of three to four languages spoken once on the island, including Jeru, Khora, Sare and Bo.

Language Use

Shifted to Andaman Creole Hindi [hca].

Language Development

Grammar.

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Other languages in the Central Andamanese group have no remaining speakers.

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