Andaman Creole Hindi

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Andaman Creole Hindi
Native to India
Region Andaman Islands
Native speakers
10,000 (1994)[1]
Hindustani-based creole
Language codes
ISO 639-3 hca
Glottolog anda1280[2]

Andaman Creole Hindi is a trade language of the Andaman Islands, spoken as a native language especially in Port Blair and villages to the south. Singh (1994) describes it as a creolization of Hindustani, Bengali and Malayalam.[1]


  1. ^ a b Andaman Creole Hindi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Andaman Creole Hindi". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.