Apatani language

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Region Arunachal Pradesh
Ethnicity Apatani people
Native speakers
28,000  (2001 census)[1]
  • Tani
    • Western Tani
      • Apatani
Language codes
ISO 639-3 apt
Glottolog apat1240[2]

Apatani (Apa Tani, Tanii) is a small Tani language of India. As most endangered oral languages, Apatani does not have a standardized orthography, and there is still some debate among the Apatanis on which script should be used to transcribe it.


  1. ^ Apatani at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Apatani". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.