Adi language

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Adi
Abor
Lhoba
Native to India
Region Arunachal Pradesh, Assam
Ethnicity Adi people
Native speakers
unknown; 100,000 together with Bokar, Bori, Ramo (2000 census)[1]
Dialects
Latin
Language codes
ISO 639-3 adi
Glottolog misi1242  Mising–Padam–Miri[2]
damu1236  confused with Damu[3]

Adi, also known as Abor (Abhor, Abor-Miri) and Lhoba (Lho-Pa, Luoba), is a Sino-Tibetan language of the Tani family spoken in Arunachal Pradesh, India.

Dialects

Adi has a number of dialects, including Padam, Minyong, Shimong, Mising (a.k.a. Plains Miri), and Pasi.

History of scholarship

Adi literature has been developed by Christian missionaries since 1900. The missionaries, J. H. Lorrain and F. W. Savidge, published an Abor-Miri Dictionary[4] in 1906 with the help of Mupak Mili and Atsong Pertin, considered the fathers of the Adi language or Adi script.[clarification needed][5]

Education

Adi language is taught in schools of areas dominated by Adi communities as a third language.[6]

References

  1. ^ Adi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Mising–Padam–Miri". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Damu". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  4. ^ Lorrain, J. H. (reprinted 1995). A dictionary of the Abor-Miri language. Mittal Publications.
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ Arunachal to Preserve ‘Dying’ Local Dialects - North East Today

Further reading

  • Lalrempuii, C. (2011). "Morphology of the Adi language of Arunachal Pradesh" (Doctoral dissertation).
  • Nyori, T. (1988). Origin of the name'Abor'/'Adi'. In Proceedings of North East India History Association (Vol. 9, p. 95). The Association.

External links

  • A short BBC documentary composed of nineteen clips on the life, language, and culture of the Adi.[2]
  • Mark Post, A documentation of the Upper Belt variety of Minyong (Adi), Arunachal Pradesh, North East India. Endangered Languages Archive.
  • Adi Audio Sample at the Endangered Languages Project


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