Talk:Aka-Jeru language

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This article was created using Aka-Bo language as a base. (Taivo (talk) 16:25, 13 April 2008 (UTC))


Extinct? According to the link I am listing below the language is not completely extinct. If there are no objections I am going to change the article to "almost extinct" --CooliLowe (talk) 13:08, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

What link? Aka-Jeru is extinct according to every source I've ever seen. It's use as a substrate/superstrae for a creole does not make it "not extinct". (Taivo (talk) 14:58, 28 August 2008 (UTC))

This article in the Guardian lists it as highly endangered, but not extinct. Endangered languages Taivo - what sources are you referring to?

Irregulargalaxies (talk) 18:27, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

Ethnologue, which is the most highly respected and reliable source for speaker numbers internationally. I don't know where Austin got his numbers, but it seems that he is actually considering the number of speakers of the Great Andamanese Creole, which has Jeru as a primary substrate, and not Jeru itself. (Taivo (talk) 02:25, 31 August 2008 (UTC))