|Linguistic classification:||possibly Sino-Tibetan or an independent family|
The Siangic languages are a small family of possibly Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in Arunachal Pradesh, northeast India. They are Koro and Milang. The latter was previously classified as a divergent member of the Tani languages.
The Siangic languages have a large proportion of non-Sino-Tibetan core vocabulary. It is not yet clear whether this is a substrate in an otherwise Sino-Tibetan family, shared to a lesser extent with the Tani languages, or whether Siangic is an independent language family that has undergone extensive Sino-Tibetan influence.
- Post, Mark W. and Roger Blench (2011). "Siangic: A new language phylum in North East India", 6th International Conference of the North East India Linguistics Society, Tezpur University, Assam, India, Jan 31 – Feb 2.