Deori language

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Deori
Jimochaya
Native to India
Region Assam, Arunachal Pradesh
Ethnicity Deori
Native speakers
32,376 (2011)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 der
Glottolog deor1238[2]

Deori is a Sino-Tibetan language spoken by the Deori people of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.[citation needed] Only one clan of the Deori tribe, the Dibongya, has retained the language, the others having shifted to Assamese, but among the Dibongya it is vigorous. It is related to the Bodo-Garo languages. It was earlier known as Deori-Chutia language and was spoken by the entire Chutiya tribe.[3]

The Deori and their language are frequently called Jimochaya. The Deoris are traditionally being priests of the Chutiya and Ahom Kingdoms.[citation needed]

Deori is spoken in Lohit district, Arunachal Pradesh, and in Lakhimpur district, Dhemaji district, Tinsukia district, and Jorhat district of Assam. It was once the original language of Upper Assam.

References

  1. ^ Deori at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Deori". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Brown, William Barclays (2015) [1895]. An Outline grammar of the Deori Chutiya language spoken in Upper Assam. Shillong. 


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