Nishi (Nyishi / न्यिसि)

Nishi is a member of the Western Tani branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family. It is spoken by about 1 million people in Arunachal Pradesh and Assam in northeastern India. In particular, it is spoken in the Papum Pare, Lower Subansiri, Kurung Kumey, Kra Daadi, East Kameng, Pakke Kesang and Kamle districts of Arunachal Pradesh, and in the Darrang District of Assam.

Nishi is also known as Nyishi, Nisi, Nishang, Nissi, Nyising, Leil, Aya, Akang, Bangni-Bangru or Solung. Dialects include Akang, Aya, Nyishi (raga), Mishing, Tagin, Bangni-Bangru and Solung. They are all mutually intelligible, with the exceptions of Bangni-Bangru and Solung. The name Nyishi means "highland man" and comes from nyi (man) and shi (highland)

There appear to be ways to write Nishi with the Devanagari and Latin alphabets.

Devanagari alphabet for Nishi

Devanagari alphabet for Nishi

Latin alphabet for Nishi

Latin alphabet for Nishi

Download alphabet charts for Nishi (Excel format)

Sample videos in Nishi

Information about Nishi | Numbers

Links

Information about Nishi
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nishi_language
http://www.language-archives.org/language/njz
http://www.rogerblench.info/Language/NEI/Tani/Nishi/Linguistics/Nishlangres.htm

Tani languages

Apatani, Bokar, Bori, Nishi

Languages written with the Devanāgarī alphabet

Aka-Jeru, Angika, Athpare, Avestan, Awadhi, Bahing, Balti, Bantawa, Belhare, Bhili, Bhumij, Bilaspuri, Bodo, Bhojpuri, Braj, Car, Chamling, Chhantyal, Chhattisgarhi, Chambeali, Danwar, Dhatki, Dhimal, Dhundari, Digaro Mishmi, Dogri, Doteli, Gaddi, Garhwali, Gondi, Gurung, Halbi, Haryanvi, Hindi, Ho, Jarawa, Jaunsari, Jirel, Jumli, Kagate, Kannauji, Kham, Kangri, Kashmiri, Khaling, Khandeshi, Kharia, Khortha, Korku, Konkani, Kullui, Kumaoni, Kurmali, Kurukh, Kusunda, Lambadi, Limbu, Lhomi, Lhowa, Magahi, Magar, Mahasu Pahari, Maithili, Maldivian, Malto, Mandeali, Marathi, Marwari, Mewari, Mundari, Nancowry. Newar, Nepali, Nimadi, Nishi, Onge, Pahari, Pali, Pangwali, Rajasthani, Rajbanshi, Rangpuri, Sadri, Sanskrit, Santali, Saraiki, Sirmauri, Sherpa, Shina, Sindhi, Sunwar, Sylheti, Tamang, Thakali, Thangmi, Wambule, Wancho, Yakkha, Yolmo

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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