Para language

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Para
Jejara
Native toBurma
Native speakers
1,500 (2004)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3pzn
Glottologpara1302[2]

Para or Para Naga (autonym: Jejara; also called Bara, Parasar), is an unclassified Naga language of Burma. It is not close to other Naga languages which it has been compared to, though Para Naga, Long Phuri Naga, and Makuri Naga may be closest to each other, with Para the most distinct. Barkman (2014) notes that Para Naga could possibly be an Ao or Tangkhulic language. Saul (2005) classifies Para Naga as an Ao language.

Para is spoken in 7 villages of Leshi Township, Hkamti District, Sagaing Region, Myanmar.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Para at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Para Naga". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  • Barkman, Tiffany. 2014. A descriptive grammar of Jejara (Para Naga). MA thesis, Chiang Mai: Payap University.
  • Language and Social Development Organization (LSDO). 2006. A sociolinguistic survey of Makuri, Para, and Long Phuri Naga in Layshi Township, Myanmar. Unpublished manuscript.
  • Saul, J. D. 2005. The Naga of Burma: Their festivals, customs and way of life. Bangkok, Thailand: Orchid Press.