Midzu languages

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Midzu
Southern Mishmi
(disputed)
Ethnicity: Miju Mishmi
Geographic
distribution:
Arunachal Pradesh
Linguistic classification: Sino-Tibetan
Glottolog: gema1234[1]

Midzu (Midu, Miju, Mijhu), Southern Mishmi or Geman languages are a small proposed family of Tibeto-Burman languages spoken by the Kaman (Miju Mishmi) people of southeastern Tibet and Arunachal Pradesh. The languages are Kaman (Midzu/Miju) and Zakhring (Meyor).[2] However, whereas Zakhring appears to be Tibeto-Burman, Kaman may be more divergent. Blench and Post (2011) believe that Zakhring is an East Bodish language that has been influenced by Midzu or other divergent languages of the region, whereas Kaman may be a language isolate.[3]

Regardless, they are not closely related to the Northern Mishmi AKA Digaro languages.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Midzu". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. ^ George van Driem (2001) Languages of the Himalayas: An Ethnolinguistic Handbook of the Greater Himalayan Region. Brill.
  3. ^ Blench, Roger; Post, Mark (2011), (De)classifying Arunachal languages: Reconstructing the evidence 
  • George van Driem (2001) Languages of the Himalayas: An Ethnolinguistic Handbook of the Greater Himalayan Region. Brill.