Paul Kiparsky kiparsky at csli.Stanford.EDU
Thu May 8 15:28:53 UTC 1997

According to the SIL database, this language has no known genetic
affiliation. I had thought all the languages of India were readily
classifiable as either Indo-Iranian, Dravidian, Tibeto-Burman, or
Munda.  Does anyone have more information about Nihali?

NIHALI: 5,000 (1987). Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Buldana, Akola,
East Nimar, Amravati districts; mainly around Temi (Tembi) village in
Nimar District, Jalgaon Subdistrict; 12 hamlets around
Toranmal. Language Isolate.

Paul Kiparsky

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