Aka-Jeru language

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Native to India
Region Andaman Islands
Native speakers
7  (creole, 2009)[1]
Great Andamanese
  • Northern
    • Jeru
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
akj – Aka-Jeru
gac – Great Andamanese creole

The Jeru language, Aka-Jeru (also known as Yerawa, not to be confused with Järawa), is a Great Andamanese language, of the Northern group. Whether Jeru is extinct is disputed. At issue is whether the surviving Great Andamanese language is Jeru or a creole based on several languages, of which Jeru was a primary component. Jeru was spoken in the interior and south coast of North Andaman and on Sound Island.


  1. ^ Aka-Jeru at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Great Andamanese creole at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)