Aka-Jeru language


Aka-Jeru language

language
name=Aka-Jeru
states=India
region=Andaman Islands
speakers=extinct except as a component of the Present Great Andamanese creole
familycolor=Andamanese
fam1=Andamanese (possibly)
fam2=Great Andamanese
fam3=Northern
iso3=akj

Aka-Jeru (also known as Jeru, Yerawa) is a Great Andamanese language, of the Northern group. There is some dispute as to whether Jeru is extinct. Although the first referenced website below gives Jeru's status as extinct, The website Phenomenica [1] reports that Jeru is not extinct and is spoken by about 20 people. The Andaman website andamanese.net [2] reports 7 speakers. It is/was spoken in the interior and south coast of North Andaman and on Sound Island. Present Great Andamanese is a creole based on Aka-Jeru.

External links

* [http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=akj Ethnologue report for Aka-Jeru]
* [http://www.phenomenica.com/2008/09/top-10-endangered-languages.html]
* [http://www.andamanese.net/lang_graph.htm]


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