Aka-Jeru is a Northern Great Andamanese language that was spoken in the northwest of Great Andaman Island, part of the Indian Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The last fluent speaker of Aka-Jeru, Nao, died in 2009. Since then a few people have learnt a language based mainly on Aka-Jeru, with some elements taken from the Khora, Sara and Bo languages. Some scholars consider this a new language and call it Great Andamanese. Most Andaman islanders now speak Andaman Creole Hindi.
कूरोतोनमीका मोम मीरीतलाऽ, बीलीक लाࠧकाࠧएमात, पेआकार आतलो तोपछीके आत लैचे लेछलीन आ, कोतीक आ अࠧकाࠧकोडाऽकछीने आतलो कारातताऽताकेमीऽन।
kurot̪onmikɑ mom mirit̪lɑː, bilik lɔkɔemɑt̪, peɑkɑr ɑt̪lo topcʰike ɑt lɑice lecʰlin ɑ, kot̪ik ɑ ɔkɔkodɑːkcʰine ɑt̪lo kɑrɑt̪t̪ɑːt̪ɑkemiːn.
Mr. Pigeon stole a firebrand at Kuro-t'on-mika, while God was sleeping. He gave the brand to the late Lech, who then made fires at Karat-tatak-emi.
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