Nishi language

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East Dafla
Region Arunachal Pradesh, Assam
Ethnicity Nishi people
Native speakers
220,000  (2001 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 njz
Glottolog nyis1236[2]

Nyishi (Nishi, Nisi, Nishing), or East Dafla, is a Tibeto-Burman language of India. Hill Miri is a dialect. Pace Ethnologue, Bangni is not.[3]


  1. ^ Nyishi at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Nyishi". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Post, Mark W. (2013). Defoliating the Tani Stammbaum: An exercise in areal linguistics. Paper presented at the 13th Himalayan Languages Symposium. Canberra, Australian National University, Aug 9.