Teressa
Taih-Long
Lurö
Native toIndia
RegionTeressa (Luroo) and Bompoka Islands, Nicobars
Native speakers
2,100 (2001 census)[1]
Austroasiatic
Dialects
  • Bompoka
Language codes
ISO 639-3tef
Glottologtere1272
ELPTeressa
Approximate location where Teressa is spoken
Teressa
Approximate location where Teressa is spoken
Teressa
Coordinates: 8°14′N 93°08′E / 8.24°N 93.13°E / 8.24; 93.13

Teressa, or Taih-Long (native name: Lurö[2]) is one of the Nicobarese languages spoken on the Nicobar Islands in India. Bompoka dialect (Pauhut) is distinct. As of 2001, there are 2,080 speakers.

Teressa belongs to the Nicobarese branch of the Austroasiatic languages in which it forms a subgroup with the Chaura language.

References

  1. ^ Teressa at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ R. Vysakh. 2019. Morphological Sketch of Lurö. Presented at the 8th International Conference on Austroasiatic Linguistics (ICAAL8), Chiang Mai, Thailand, August 29-31, 2019.