Tai Phake language

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Tai Phake
Native to India
Region Assam
Ethnicity Tai Phake people
Native speakers
2,000  (2007)[1]
Tai–Kadai
Burmese script
Language codes
ISO 639-3 phk
Glottolog phak1238[2]

The Tai Phake language is spoken in the Buri Dihing Valley of Assam, India. The maːn˧ corresponds to the modern Thai เมือง, mueang, and Shan mong which corresponds to 'town'.

Distribution[edit]

Tai Phake Villages (Morey 2005:22)
Tai name Translation of Tai name Assamese/English name District
ma:n3 pha:4 ke:5 taü3 Lower Phake village Namphakey Dibrugarh
ma:n3 pha:k4 ta:5 Other side of the river village Tipam Phake Dibrugarh
ma:n3 pha:4 ke:5 nɔ6 Upper Phake village Borphake Tinsukia
niŋ1 kam4 Ning kam Nagas Nigam Phake Tinsukia
ma:n3 pha:4 naiŋ2 Red sky village Faneng Tinsukia
məŋ2 la:ŋ2 Country of the Lang Nagas Mounglang Tinsukia
məŋ2 mɔ1 Mine village Man Mau Tinsukia
ma:n3 loŋ6 Big village Man Long Tinsukia
nauŋ1 lai6 Nong Lai Nagas Nonglai -

Buragohain (1998) lists the following Tai Phake villages.

  • Man Phake Tau (Namphake village, Assam)
  • Man Tipam (Tipam Phake village, Assam)
  • Man Phake Neu (Bor Phake village, Assam)
  • Man Mo (Man Mo village, Assam)
  • Man Phaneng (Phaneng village, Assam)
  • Man Long (Long village, Assam)
  • Man Nonglai (Nonglaui village, Assam)
  • Man Monglang (Monglang village, Assam)
  • Man Nigam (Nigam village, Assam)
  • Man Wagun (Wagun village, Arunachal Pradesh)
  • Man Lung Kung (Lung Kung village, Arunachal Pradesh)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tai Phake at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Phake". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  • Buragohain, Yehom. 1998. "Some notes on the Tai Phakes of Assam, in Shalardchai Ramitanondh Virada Somswasdi and Ranoo Wichasin." In Tai, pp. 126–143. Chiang Mai, Thailand: Chiang Mai University.
  • Morey, Stephen. 2005. The Tai languages of Assam: a grammar and texts. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.