Digaro languages

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Digaro
Northern Mishmi
Geographic
distribution:
Arunachal Pradesh
Linguistic classification: possibly Sino-Tibetan or an independent family
  • Digaro
Subdivisions:
Glottolog: mish1241[1]

The Digaro (Digarish) or Northern Mishmi (Mishmic) languages are a small family of possibly Tibeto-Burman languages spoken by the Mishmi people of southeastern Tibet and Arunachal Pradesh.

The languages are Idu and Taraon (Digaro, Darang).

They are not related to the Southern Mishmi Midzu languages, apart from possibly being Tibeto-Burman. However, Blench and Post (2011) suggests that they may not even be Sino-Tibetan, but rather an independent language family of their own.

Names[edit]

Autonyms and exonyms for Digaro-speaking peoples, as well as Miju (Kaman), are given below (Jiang, et. al 2013:2-3).

Names of Mishmi peoples
Taraon name Kaman name Idu name Assamese name[dubious ]
Taraon people da˧˩raŋ˥˧ tɕi˧˩moŋ˧˥ tɑ˧˩rɑŋ˧˥ digaru;
tɕi˧˩kɑ˥lu˥mi˧˩ɕi˥mi˧˩
Kaman people tɕɑu˥˧ kɯ˧˩mɑn˧˥ mi˧˩tɕu˥ midzu
Idu people dju˥;
dju˥ta˧˩rɑŋ˥˧;
dɑi˥˧
min˧˩dɑu˥;
hu˥˧
i˥˧du˥ ɕi˧˩ko˧˥tɑ˥mi˧˩ɕi˥mi˧˩
Zha people 扎人 tɕɑ˧˩kʰen˥ tɕɑ˧˩kreŋ˧˥
Tibetan people lɑ˧˩mɑ˥;
mei˥˧bom˥
dɯ˧˩luŋ˧˥;
hɑi˧˥hɯl˥
ɑ˧˩mi˥˧;
pu˥˧;
mi˧˩si˥pu˥˧

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Digaro". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.