Aka-Bo language

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Native to India
Region Andaman Islands
Ethnicity Bo people
Extinct 2010
Great Andamanese
  • Northern
    • Bo
Language codes
ISO 639-3 akm
Glottolog akab1248[1]

The Bo language, Aka-Bo (also known as Ba), is an extinct Great Andamanese language. It was spoken on the west central coast of North Andaman[2] and on North Reef Island of the Andaman Islands in India. The Aka- at the beginning of the language name is a common Great Andamanese prefix for words related to the tongue, which includes language.[3]

Boa Sr., the last person who remembered any Bo,[4] died on 26 January 2010, at the age of approximately 85.[5]


  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Aka-Bo". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. ^ Radcliffe-Brown, Alfred R. (1922). The Andaman Islanders. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  3. ^ Temple, Richard C. (1902). A Grammar of the Andamanese Languages, being Chapter IV of Part I of the Census Report on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Superintendent's Printing Press: Port Blair.
  4. ^ "GA Community". Vanishing Voices of the Great Andamanese (VOGA). Retrieved 2011-01-21. 
  5. ^ "Obituary for Boa Sr.". Vanishing Voices of the Great Andamanese (VOGA). Archived from the original on 10 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-05. 

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