Aka-Jeru

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.

Aka-Jeru alphabet and pronunciation

Aka-Jeru alphabet and pronunciation

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Sample text in Aka-Jeru

कूरोतोनमीका मोम मीरीतलाऽ, बीलीक लाࠧकाࠧएमात, पेआकार आतलो तोपछीके आत लैचे लेछलीन आ, कोतीक आ अࠧकाࠧकोडाऽकछीने आतलो कारातताऽताकेमीऽन।

IPA transcription

kurot̪onmikɑ mom mirit̪lɑː, bilik lɔkɔemɑt̪, peɑkɑr ɑt̪lo topcʰike ɑt lɑice lecʰlin ɑ, kot̪ik ɑ ɔkɔkodɑːkcʰine ɑt̪lo kɑrɑt̪t̪ɑːt̪ɑkemiːn.

Translation

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.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Andamanese_languages

Details provided by Biswajit Mandal (biswajitmandal[dot]bm90[at]gmail[dot]com)

Links

Information about Aka-Jeru
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aka-Jeru_language
https://www.ethnologue.com/18/language/akj/
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/gac
http://www.andamanese.net/

Languages written with the Devanāgarī alphabet

Aka-Jeru, Avestan, Awadhi, Balti, Bantawa, Bodo, Bhojpuri, Car, Chhattisgarhi, Dhimal, Dhundari, Dogri, Garhwali, Gondi, Gurung, Hindi, Ho, Jarawa, Kham, Kangri, Kashmiri, Khaling, Konkani, Kurukh, Limbu, Lhomi, Magahi, Magar, Maithili, Maldivian, Marathi, Marwari, Mundari, Newar, Nepali, Onge, Pali, Rajasthani, Sanskrit, Santali, Saraiki, Sherpa, Shina, Sindhi, Sunwar, Sylheti, Tamang, Yakkha, Yolmo


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