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Jarawa (Aong)

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.

Jarawa alphabets and pronunciation

Jarawa alphabets and pronunciation

Download an alphabet chart for Jarawa (Excel)

A video in and about Jarawa

Information about Jarawa | Numbers

Links

Information about Jarawa
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jarawa_language_(Andaman_Islands)
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/oon
http://www.andamanese.net/jarawa.htm
http://pubman.mpdl.mpg.de/pubman/item/escidoc:1896628/component/escidoc:1896627/jarawa_kumar2012_o.pdf
https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/who-are-the-jarawa-people.html
http://www.languageinindia.com/nov2001/jarawa.html
https://wrinklefootedcar.blogspot.com/2010/03/inalienable-possession-in-andamanese.html
https://archive.org/details/dli.language.1578

Ongan languages

Jarawa, Onge

Languages written with the Devanāgarī alphabet

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet


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