Teressa language

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Native to India
Region Teressa (Luroo) and Bompoka Islands, Nicobars
Native speakers
2,100 (2001 census)[1]
  • Bompoka
Language codes
ISO 639-3 tef
Glottolog tere1272[2]

Teressa, or Taih-Long, is one of the Nicobarese languages spoken on the Nicobar Islands in India. Bompoka dialect (Pauhut) is distinct. As of 2001, there are 2,080 speakers.


Teressa belongs to the Nicobarese branch of the Austroasiatic languages in which it forms a subgroup with the Chaura language.


  1. ^ Teressa at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Teressa". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

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