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SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2009-010

A sociolinguistic survey among the Nagarchi community of central India

Authors  George, Symon
Mathai, Eldose K.
Thangmualian, Valte
Abstract 

This report summarises a brief sociolinguistic survey conducted among the Nagarchi community of central India. The fieldwork was conducted in August 2005. The purpose of the survey was to assess the need for language-development work among the Nagarchi people. Interviews, observations, and attempted wordlist collection were the tools used in this survey. The findings are: (1) Nagarchal (also known as Nagarchi) does not appear to be a viable language at this time. (2) Nagarchi people in central India have shifted to Gondi and Hindi.

  A sociolinguistic survey among the Nagarchi community of central India
Published  2009
Language  Nagarchal [nbg]
Country  India
Subjects  Language surveys
Sociolinguistics
Keywords  Sociolinguistics; Language surveys