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Media: ''Dictionary of the Great Andamanese Language'' discussed

Submitter: Brent Woo

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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Anthropological Linguistics

Language Family: Great Andamanese

Media Body: The "Dictionary of the Great Andamanese Language" by linguistics professor
Anvita Abbi is discussed. The Great Andamanese languages came to the
forefront of mainstream news when it was widely reported by BBC and other
news outlets that Boa Sr., the last speaker of the Aka-Bo language, died in
January 2010. The entire family is "extremely ancient" having remained in its
relatively homogenized form for many thousands of years. All the languages are
extinct or nearly extinct.

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Issue Number: 23.368
Date Posted: January 20, 2012