Authored by: Gregory D.S. Anderson

The Munda Languages

Print publication date:  March  2008
Online publication date:  April  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415328906
eBook ISBN: 9781315822433
Adobe ISBN: 9781317828860


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The Gtaʔ language is spoken by the Gtaʔ people of southern Orissa, primarily in Malkangiri district and adjacent areas of Koraput as well. The people and language are known as Didayi [ɖiɖaːy[i]] in India both in English and indigenous language vernacular publications. Their self-designation is generally gtaʔ (with some groups self-identifying as Didayi, now as well), as in gtaʔ=re ‘Gtaʔ person’, with the first part (gtaʔ) probably cognate with Gutob/Gadab[a] and the latter part (=re, the combining form of remwa) cognate with Remo (cf remo-sam ‘Remo language’).

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