The Classification of the Turanian Languages

The Classification of the Turanian Languages

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ... A. S. B. 1851. p. 126.) The Mikir occupy a tract of hilly country situated within the boundaries of the district of Nowgong (New-village) in central Asam. Numerous families are scattered in the south of Asam.--Grammar and vocabulary published by Robinson. The Naga tribes are most difficult to localize. They are divided into many branches and scattered over a large extent of country. Robinson circumscribes their habitat on the west by the Kopili river, the great southern bend of the Barak and the eastern frontier of Tipperah, in nearly east longitude 93; on the north, by the valley of Asam; on the east and south east, by the hills dividing Asam from the Bor-Khamti country in longitude 97, and the valley of the Kyendrens; and on the south, by an imaginary line nearly corresponding with the 23rd degree of north latitude. Their name "Naga " seems to have been given to them by the Brahmans. Their own name is "Kwaphi." The Namsangiya-Nagas occupy the hills near the sources of the Buri Dihing river. Their grammar and vocables have been published by Robinson with the assistance of the Rev. M. Bronson. Of other Naga tribes we have vocabularies only. Two taken down by the Rev. N. Brown from two Nagas at Nowgong, and published by Mr. Hodgson as Nowgong and Tengsa Naga. Four more were published afterwards from the same sources. Of them the Mithan or TablungNagas reside on the hills east and north of Sibsagor. Their neighbours the Jab ok a s and Banferas speak nearly similar tongues. The Kharis descend upon the plains near Jorhat. The Angamis occupy the southern end of the Naga country. The Naga tribes are scattered, but not migratory like the Kacharis and Kukis. The latter, called also Kunjye, are generally reckoned as Nagas, but differ...show more

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  • 9781236575692