Digaro Mishmi language

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Digaro Mishmi
Taraon
Native to India, China
Region Arunachal
Ethnicity Mishmi people
Native speakers
35,000  (2001)[1]
Possibly Sino-Tibetan
Language codes
ISO 639-3 mhu
Glottolog diga1241[2]

Digaro, also Taraon or Darang, is a Digarish language of northeastern Arunachal Pradesh, India and Zayü County, Tibet, China.

Names[edit]

According to Jiang, et al. (2013:2), their autonym is tɑ˧˩rɑŋ˥˧ or da˧˩raŋ˥˧, and alternatively tɯŋ˥˧ (Deng 登, 僜) in China. The Kaman (Miju) call them tɕi˧˩moŋ˧˥, the Idu call them tɑ˧˩rɑŋ˧˥, and the Assamese[dubious ] call them tɕi˧˩kɑ˥lu˥mi˧˩ɕi˥mi˧˩.

Distribution[edit]

Jiang, et al. (2013:2) reports that in Zayü County, Tibet, Taraon is spoken in in the following villages.

  • E River watershed 额河流域
    • Jiyu 吉玉村 (alternatively named Juyu 巨玉)
    • Ciba village 次巴村
    • Rusu village 如苏村
    • Demen village 德门村
    • Zigeng village 自更村
    • Xiani village 下尼村
    • Ba'antong 巴安通
    • Xin village 新村
  • Sang'ang River watershed 桑昂河流域
    • Gayao village 嘎尧村
  • Chayu River watershed 察隅河流域
    • Dongchong 洞冲, Lower Chayu town 下察隅镇

References[edit]

  1. ^ Digaro Mishmi at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Digaro Mishmi". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  • Jiang Huo [江获], Li Daqin [李大勤], Sun Hongkai [孙宏开]. 2013. A study of Taraon [达让语研]. Beijing: Ethnic Publishing House [民族出版社]. ISBN 9787105129324

Further reading[edit]

  • Chakravarty, L. N. (1963). A Dictionary of the Taraon Language. NEFA.
  • Pulu, Jatan (1991). A Phrase Book on Taraon Language. Arunachal Pradesh government.
  • Sastry, Garimella and Devi Prasada (1984). Mishmi Grammar. CIIL.
  • Sastry, Garimella and Devi Prasada (1991). Mishmi-English-Hindi Dictionary. CIIL.