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Hruso language

Aka, Angka
Native to India
Region Arunachal Pradesh, India
Ethnicity Hruso
Native speakers
3,000, including Levai  (2007)[1]
possibly Sino-Tibetan (Hruso), or a language isolate
  • Hruso
Language codes
ISO 639-3 hru
Glottolog hrus1242[2]

Hruso, also known as Aka or Angka, is a language of Arunachal Pradesh in India. Long assumed to be a Sino-Tibetan language, it may actually be a language isolate.[3][2] Hruso speakers are concentrated mostly in Thrizino Circle, West Kameng District (Blench & Post 2011:6).[3]

Ləvai (Bangru), spoken on the Tibetan border, might be related to Hruso, but it seems more likely that it is a dialect of Miji (Blench & Post 2011:6).[3]


Simon (1993:i) lists the following 17 Aka villages in the south-central Kameng region of Arunachal Pradesh.

Major villages
  • Jamiri (Aka name: Khovatsun)
  • Buragaon (Holbro)
  • Dijungania
  • Yayung
Other villages
  • Bibu-pam
  • Gijiri
  • Gohainthan
  • Hushigaon
  • Karangania
  • Kararamu
  • Murakha
  • Palatari
  • Pusing
  • Ragu-pam
  • Rakhugaon
  • Ramdagania
  • Saji-pam
  • Samigaon
  • Sarkingania
  • Tania
  • Tulu


  1. ^ Hruso at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ a b Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Hruso". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ a b c Blench, Roger; Post, Mark (2011), (De)classifying Arunachal languages: Reconstructing the evidence 
  • Simon, I.M. 1993. Aka language guide. Itanagar: Government of Arunachal Pradesh.

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