Many people think everyone in India speaks Hindi, but in reality, India is one of the most linguistically diverse countries in the world. Nearly 450 distinct languages are spoken across the subcontinent, many with their own scripts, and they’re not all related to Hindi, either. Dravidian languages dominate the south of the country, and in the east, various Austroasiatic and Sino–Tibetan languages are spoken. Mising is one such language, hailing from the Sino–Tibetan language family and spoken mostly in the state of Assam in northeastern India.
Mising is classified as an endangered language as speakers slowly shift to Assamese, the official language of Assam. However, the language still has around 630,000 speakers, and there are efforts to increase its vitality. Nonetheless, Mising is missing (pun intended) from the translation offerings of most translation companies—and TranslationServices.com is here to remedy that. We’re proud to have put together a top-notch Mising translation team ready to translate to and from this important Indian language.
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An overview of Mising
Most of Mising’s roughly 630,000 speakers live in the Lakhimpur, Sonitpur, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Sibsagar, Jorhat, Majuli, Golaghat, and Tinsukia districts of Assam, as well as parts of Arunachal Pradesh. The language is overseen by Mising Agom Kébang, a non-governmental organization focused on the publication of Mising works and the preservation of the language. Mising is written in the Latin alphabet, though it’s significantly altered to meet the unique phonetic needs of the language.
Mising, which is also called Miri or Plains Miri, is an agglutinative language that uses suffixes to express grammatical relationships, such as through the language’s several cases. Unlike Chinese languages, Tibetan, and many other Southeast Asian languages, Mising marks plurality on nouns with a suffix, but like these languages, Mising also makes use of noun classifiers when specifying numbers. The language features a wide range of counters used for objects of broad categories, but interestingly, it has no counter for humans and no default counter used for objects of undetermined category—in this case, no counter is needed. However, speakers do append an indicative clitic to the end of the noun phrase, and since numbers come after the noun they modify, these clitics are attached to the number words.
Mising is hardly a simple language, and it’s not easy to translate, either. That’s why you need professionals to provide high-quality translation, and our Mising translators know how to do precisely that.
Why order Mising translation services?
Mising speakers are remarkably proud of their language, which has allowed it to remain relatively strong even as neighboring languages have struggled to survive. The strong community rallying behind this language gives rise to various reasons to work with Mising translators. If you want to share Mising culture with the world, why not translate literature, historical documents, or other content in Mising into English? If you’re interested in keeping the Mising language strong, why not translate English-language media such as books, poems, games, websites, and more into Mising? If you’re a researcher interested in the Mising people, translating a questionnaire into their language would also be a great step.
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