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|Ce que j'ai lu récemment en anglais sur les isolats linguistiques de la Péninsule Indienne |
Probably a lot of languages that are now almost all gone. Roger Blench (2008*) presents evidence for the four isolates
Burushaski, the language of the Burusho people of the Hunza valley, Pakistan, represents hunter-gatherers who adopted agriculture (and its vocabulary) from neighbours.
Kusunda is a language spoken in Nepal by a group of former foragers commonly known as the ‘Ban Raja’. It was thought to be extinct, but surprisingly some speakers were contacted in 2004 and a grammar and wordlist have now been published (Watters 2005).
Nihali is spoken by up to 5,000 people in Maharashtra, Buldana District, Jamod Jalgaon tahsil Subdistrict. Agricultural vocabulary in Nihali almost all seems to derive from the nearby Indo-Aryan Marathi. As with Burushaski, the absence of local terms points to a hunter-gatherer group sedentarised under the influence of Indo-Aryan populations.
Shom Pen. The Shom Pen are a group of some 200 hunter-gatherers inhabiting the centre of Grand Nicobar island.
* Roger Blench, Re-evaluating the linguistic prehistory of South Asia, In Toshiki Osada and Akinori Uesugi (eds.) Occasional Paper 3:
Linguistics, Archaeology and the Human Past (2008), pp. 159-178.
Edité le 08-02-2014 à 18:20:23 par thersite