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Title: Toponomastics of Andaman Islands
Author: Sreenathan M
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Institution: Anthropological Survey of India
Linguistic Field: Sociolinguistics
Subject Language Family: Dravidian; Andamanese
Abstract: This paper is a maiden endeavour to illustrate the toponomical traits prevalent in Island Toponomy. Island toponomy, by its diversity, invites enough discussion and its significance can be understood in a historical perspective only. Indeed, place names signify the identity of the respective communities, but in Andaman, toponomy is a flux of different identities which range from autothones to the Britishers. And at the same time, it is not a complementary category of the ethnoscape of the subcontinent. Such an ambivalent situation is exposed here as a salient feature of the Island toponomy. Not only this study concentrates on the toponomical traits but it verifies its links to the concerned ethnic groups too. Moreover, the toponomical exploration throws light on the history, diaspora, diffusion, etc in relation to this territory and also reiterates the tribal spatial experience in their own ontological frame.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: The Eastern Anthropologist, Vol.48: No.2


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