• Language: Milang
  • Alternate names: Holon
  • Language code: adi-mil
  • Language family: Unclassified (SIL classification)
  • Number of speakers: 2,150
  • Vulnerability: Vulnerable
  • Script:

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    Traditionally considered the most divergent of the Tani languages, Mark Post and colleagues have recently argued for the removal of Milang from the Tani subgroup. Post and Blench (2011) hypothesize that Milang and Koro form a genetic unit, either viewed as a Tibeto-Burman subgroup with a non-Tibeto-Burman substrate, or as a non-Tibeto-Burman language group which has been influenced by Tibeto-Burman languages during its history. Ethnologue's Adi [adi] amalgamates several ethnolinguistically and linguistically distinct groups and thus subsumes several languages:Ethnologue listed varieties: Ashing, Bokar (Boga’er Luoba), Bori, Gallong (Galong), Karko, Komkar, Milang, Minyong, Padam, Pailibo, Pangi, Pasi, Ramo, Shimong, Tangam. Milang is definitely a separate language (possibly not a member of the Tani family). Bokar, Pailibo, Ramo and Padam also are all most likely separate languages. Bori, Minyong and Tangam also may be separate languages.