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andamanese varnamaala


:  The number of members in the Great Andamanese community


Figure 2: Age-wise competence level of the speakers


Figure 3: Percentage and number of speakers on the scale of competence

Key to competency levels

0= no knowledge of the language
1 = neither speaks nor understands, recognizes only a few words
2= low level understanding, do not speak
3= phrase level awareness, but do not speak
5=best speaker


Figure 4. The number and mean age of the speakers on the competence scale


Figure 5.   Number of speakers in different age groups and their mother tongue

*Source of the graphs from the paper "Where Have all the Speaker gone? A Sociolinguistics study of the Great Andamanese."


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