Endangered Languages Projects
The following projects include the documentation of the Adi language:
- A documentation of the Upper Belt variety of Minyong (Adi), Arunachal Pradesh, North East India
- Mark Post, James Cook University. 2010-2011.
This project will fund a six-month fieldtrip to document the Upper Belt variety of Minyong, a language of the Adi cluster of Eastern Tani languages (ISO-639 adi). Spoken by approximately 20,000 traditionally animist hill tribespeople in eastern central Arunachal Pradesh state, North- East India (+28° 25'53", +95° 2'31"), Upper Belt Minyong is currently almost completely undocumented and in an increasingly endangered state due primarily to the meteoric rise of Hindi in the region. Special ... more
- Documentation and establishment of a local archive for Milang, an endangered Tibeto-Burman language of North East India
- Yankee Modi, James Cook University. 2010-2011.
To document Milang, a highly endangered and virtually unknown Tibeto-Burman language of North East India. Spoken by around 2,000 people in the far north-east of Arunachal Pradesh State at around +28 degrees 25'53" latitude and +95 degrees 2'30" longitude, Milang currently lacks an ISO 639 code due to the almost complete absence of existing documentation and description of this language. The proposal will fund a six-month fieldtrip to Arunachal Pradesh, where a rich videoand audio-based corpus ... more