Siangic languages

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Not to be confused with Siang language.
Arunachal Pradesh
Linguistic classification: possibly Sino-Tibetan or an independent family
  • Siangic
Glottolog: koro1317[1]

The Siangic languages are a small family of possibly Tibeto-Burman languages spoken in Arunachal Pradesh, northeast India. They are Koro and Milang, the latter previously classified as a divergent member of the Tani languages.

The Siangic languages have a large proportion of non-Tibeto-Burman core vocabulary. It is not yet clear whether this is a substrate in an otherwise TB family, shared to a lesser extent with the Tani languages, or whether Siangic is an independent language family that has undergone extensive TB influence.


  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Siangic". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.