Gataq language

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Region India
Native speakers
3,100  (1991 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 gaq
Glottolog gata1239[2]

The Gataq language (also known as Gataʔ, Getaq, Getaʔ, Gtaʔ, Gata, Gta Asa, Didei, Didayi, or Dire) is a language spoken by the Didayi people of India.


The Gataq language belongs to the South Munda subgroup of the Munda branch of the Austroasiatic language family.[1] Within South Munda, Gataq is generally considered to be the first branch off a node that also subsumes the Remo and Gutob languages; this subgroup of South Munda is known as Gutob–Remo–Gataq.

Professor Emeritus Norman Zide writes, "The Gta? (Didayi) language is a phonologically and morphologically divergent branch of the Gutob–Remo–Gta? (GRG) branch of South Munda."


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

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