Jarawa is a member of the Ongan language family spoken in the southern Andaman Islands, a part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a Union territory of India. There are Jarawa speakers in central and southern parts of Rutland island, and on South Andaman and Middle Andaman islands.
In 2012 there were 340 speakers of Jarawa, which is also known as Jarwa or Järawa. The Jarawa call themselves and their language Aong ("people"). The name Jarawa comes from the Aka-Bea, their traditional enemies, and means "foreigners" or "dark stranger".
Jarawa is an unwritten language, however there are possible ways to write it with the Latin and Devanagari alphabets.
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