Gataq language

Infobox Language
name=Gataq
speakers=3,055 (1991 census)
region=India
familycolor=Austro-Asiatic
fam1=Austro-Asiatic
fam2=Munda
fam3=South Munda
fam4=Koraput Munda
iso3=gaq

The Gataq language, also known as GataIPA|ʔ, Getaq, GetaIPA|ʔ, GtaIPA|ʔ, Gata, Gta Asa, Didei, Didayi, or Dire, is a language spoken by the Didayi people of India.

Classification

The Gataq language belongs to the South Munda subgroup of the Munda branch of the Austro-Asiatic language family. [ [http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=gaq Ethnologue report on the Gataq language] ] Within South Munda, Gataq is generally considered to be the first branch off a node that also subsumes the Remo and Gutob languages; this subgroup of South Munda is known as Gutob-Remo-Gataq.

Professor Emeritus Norman Zide writes, "The Gta? (Didayi) language is a phonologically and morphologically divergent branch of the Gutob-Remo-Gta? (GRG) branch of South Munda."

References

External links

* [http://www.ling.hawaii.edu/austroasiatic/AA/Munda/Dictionaries/Gta_Chatterji Online GtaIPA|ʔ Dictionary (Chatterji)]
[http://www.ling.hawaii.edu/austroasiatic/AA/Munda/Dictionaries/Gta_Mahapatra Online GtaIPA|ʔ Dictionary (Mahapatra)]
[http://munda.chikyu.ac.jp/ Toshiki Osada’s Munda Site (with information on Gta’, Gutob, Ho, Mundari)]


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