Adi language

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Adi
Abor
Lhoba
Native to India
Region Arunachal Pradesh, Assam
Ethnicity Adi people
Native speakers
unknown; 100,000 together with Bokar, Bori, Ramo (2000 census)[1]
Dialects
Padam
Shimong
Mising (Plains Miri)
Pasi
Latin
Language codes
ISO 639-3 adi
Glottolog misi1242  (Mising–Padam–Miri)[2]
damu1236  (confused with Damu)[3]

Adi, also known as Abor (Abhor, Abor-Miri) and Lhoba (Lho-Pa, Luoba), is a Sino-Tibetan language of the Tani family spoken in Arunachal Pradesh, India.

Dialects[edit]

Adi has a number of dialects, including Padam, Minyong, Shimong, Mising (a.k.a. Plains Miri), and Pasi.

History of scholarship[edit]

Adi literature has been developed by Christian missionaries since 1900. The missionaries, J. H. Lorrain and F. W. Savidge, published an Abor Miri Dictionary[4] in 1906 with the help of Mupak Mili and Atsong Pertin, considered the fathers of the Adi language or Adi script.[clarification needed][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Mising–Padam–Miri". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Damu". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  4. ^ Lorrain, J. H. (reprinted 1995). A dictionary of the Abor-Miri language. Mittal Publications.
  5. ^ [1]

Further reading[edit]

  • Lalrempuii, C. (2011). "Morphology of the Adi language of Arunachal Pradesh" (Doctoral dissertation).
  • Nyori, T. (1988). Origin of the name'Abor'/'Adi'. In Proceedings of North East India History Association (Vol. 9, p. 95). The Association.

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