Nancowry language

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Pronunciation /nɑːŋˈkaʊəri/
Native to Nicobar Islands, India
Region Nancowry Island (Muot)
Native speakers
930 (2001 census)[2]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ncb (Central Nicobarese)
Glottolog nanc1247[3]

Nancowry (Nancoury, Nankwari) is a Nicobarese language spoken in the central Nicobar Islands. It is not mutually intelligible with the other Central Nicobarese languages.


  1. ^ Edward Horace Man, 1889, A dictionary of the central Nicobarese language
  2. ^ Nancowry at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Nancowry". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.