Digaro Mishmi language

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Digaro Mishmi
Tawra
Taraon
Native toIndia, China
RegionArunachal
EthnicityMishmi people
Native speakers
35,000 (2001 census)[1]
Possibly Sino-Tibetan
Language codes
ISO 639-3mhu
Glottologdiga1241[2]

Digaro, also Taraon, Tawra, or Darang, is a Digarish language of northeastern Arunachal Pradesh, India and Zayü County, Tibet, China.

Names[edit]

According to Jiang, et al. (2013:2), their autonym is tɑ˧˩rɑŋ˥˧ or da˧˩raŋ˥˧, and alternatively tɯŋ˥˧ (Deng 登, 僜) in China. The Kaman (Miju) call them tɕi˧˩moŋ˧˥, the Idu call them tɑ˧˩rɑŋ˧˥, and the Assamese call them Digaro Mishmi.

Distribution[edit]

India[edit]

In Arunachal Pradesh, India, Digaro Mishmi is spoken in Hayuliang, Changlagam, and Goiliang circles in Lohit district (Ethnologue). It is also spoken in Dibang Valley district and Assam.

China[edit]

Jiang, et al. (2013:2) reports that in Zayü County, Tibet, Taraon is spoken in the following villages.

  • E River watershed 额河流域
    • Jiyu village 吉玉村 (alternatively named Juyu 巨玉)
    • Ciba village 次巴村
    • Rusu village 如苏村
    • Demen village 德门村
    • Zigeng village 自更村
    • Xiani village 下尼村
    • Ba'antong 巴安通
    • Xin village 新村
  • Sang'ang River watershed 桑昂河流域
    • Gayao village 嘎尧村
  • Chayu River watershed 察隅河流域
    • Dongchong 洞冲, Lower Chayu town 下察隅镇

References[edit]

  1. ^ Digaro Mishmi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Tawra". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  • Jiang Huo [江获], Li Daqin [李大勤], Sun Hongkai [孙宏开]. 2013. A study of Taraon [达让语研究]. Beijing: Ethnic Publishing House [民族出版社]. ISBN 9787105129324

Further reading[edit]

  • Blench, Roger. 2017. A dictionary of Tawrã, a language of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Chakravarty, L. N. (1963). A Dictionary of the Taraon Language. NEFA.
  • Pulu, Jatan (1991). A Phrase Book on Taraon Language. Arunachal Pradesh government.
  • Sastry, Garimella and Devi Prasada (1984). Mishmi Grammar. CIIL.
  • Sastry, Garimella and Devi Prasada (1991). Mishmi-English-Hindi Dictionary. CIIL.