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Languages of Andaman & Nicobar Islands

People speak different languages in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Initially, Andaman & Nicobar Islands were inhabited by the tribal people. In-course of time, people from different communities, regions started settling here. So, you will find the influence of different cultures and languages in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Bengali, Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, Nicobari, Punjabi and Telugu are some of the common languages spoken here. Though most commonly spoken languages are Tamil and Bengali.

Apart from these conventional languages, different tribal languages are spoken by the tribal people residing in these islands. Andamanese, Onge, Sentinelese, Nicobarese and Jarawa are the different languages spoken by the different tribal groups of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. English is also spoken by a good percentage of people.

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