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A Dictionary of the Central Nicobarese Language

Edward Horace Man (Author)
Synopsis There has been great interest recently in the living conditions and economic and other development possibilities of the Andaman Islands. But the Nicrobarese Islands have not attracted the same type of interest. Tourism has flourished in recent years in the Andamans and thus the understanding of that land and its people among the rest of India and the world has been enhanced. But the same cannot be said about the Nicobarese islands. The most essential thing in the process of understanding and appreciating any territory is a working knowledge of its language. From this point of view this dictionary would be very useful for the development and progress of this land and its culture and civilisation.
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About the author

Edward Horace Man

Edward Horace man (1846-1929) was born in singapore on 13th September, 1846 into a family with a strong military background. As was customary in those days his father Henry Man sent him to England for his early education. E.H. Man arrived at Port Blair in 1869 working in the Andamans and Nicobars under a series of Superintendents, and Chief Commissioners and then as Deputy Superintendent until his retirement in 1901. He has also served as district magistrate and was appointed judge in 1894. E.H. man collected a vast amount of previously unrecorded information that, without him, would have been lost to science. It was Man who had by then discovered that there were eight great Andamanese tribes mutually unintelligible language. Man was elected member of the Royal Geographical Society, the Royal Anthropological Institute and the Royal Asiatic Society. It was largely thanks to E.H. Man that the Andamanses and the Nicobarese enjoyed a turn of scientific popularity of century. E.H. Man was an obsessive collector of facts and figures, highly competent, strictly normal, a gifted observer and linguist, a pillar of society, who wrote the present very important book besides a dictionary of the central Nicobarese language. He died on 29th September, 1929 after a brief illness.

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Bibliographic information

Title A Dictionary of the Central Nicobarese Language
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition Reprint
Language: English
length lx+243p., Tables; Appendices; 23cm.
Subjects Reference