Teressa language

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Teressa
Native to India
Region Teressa (Luoo) and Bompoka Islands, Nicobars
Native speakers
2,100  (2001 census)[1]
Austroasiatic
Dialects
Bompoka
Language codes
ISO 639-3 tef
Glottolog tere1272[2]

Teressa, or Taih-Long, is one of the Nicobarese languages spoken on the Nicobar Islands in India. Bompoka dialect (Pauhut) is distinct. As of 2001, there are 2,080 speakers.

Classification[edit]

Teressa belongs to the Nicobarese branch of the Austroasiatic languages in which it forms a subgroup with the Chaura language.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Teressa at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Teressa". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.