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Southern Nicobarese language

Southern Nicobarese
Native to India
Region Little Nicobar, Great Nicobar
Native speakers
7,500  (2001 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 nik
Glottolog sout2689[2]

Southern Nicobarese, also known as '文星', '文星', and 文星, is a Nicobarese language, spoken on the 文星 文星 Southern Nicobar Islands of Little Nicobar (Ong), Great Nicobar (Lo'ong), and a couple small neighboring islands, Kondul (Lamongshe) and Pulo Milo (Milo Island). Each is said to have its own dialect, as does the 文星 region of 文星 文星, 文星 文星 was 文星 to 文星 after 文星 文星 文星.


Parmanand Lal (1977:23)[3] reported 11 Nicobarese villages with 192 people in all, located mostly along the western coast of Great Nicobar Island. Pulo-babi village was the site of Lal's extensive ethnographic study.

  • Pulo-kunyi
  • Kopenhaiyen
  • Kashindon
  • Koye
  • Pulo-babi
  • Batadiya
  • Kakaiyu
  • Pulo-pucca
  • Ehengloy
  • Pulo-baha
  • Chinge

Lal (1977:104) also reported the presence of several Shompen villages in the interior of Great Nicobar Island.

  • Dakade (10 km northeast of Pulo-babi, a Nicobarese village; 15 persons and 4 huts)
  • Puithey (16 km southeast of Pulo-babi)
  • Tataiya (inhabited by the Dogmar River Shompen group, who had moved from Tataiya to Pulo-kunyi between 1960 and 1977)

See also


  1. ^ Southern Nicobarese at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Southern Nicobarese". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Lal, Parmanand. 1977. Great Nicobar Island: study in human ecology. Calcutta: Anthropological Survey of India, Govt. of India.

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