Nicobarese, Southern

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Nicobara
Population

L1 users: 7,500 (2001 census). 350 on Little Nicobar Island, 7,570 total on Great Nicobar, about 400 of these are Shompen.

Location

Andaman and Nicobar Islands state: 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.

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