Contents: Preface. I. Introductory remarks: 1. The article. 2. Substantives. 3. Adjectives. 4. Pronouns. 5. Verbs. 6. Adverbs. 7. Propositions and postpositions. 8. Conjunctions. 9. Interjections, exclamations, and phrases. 10. Numerals. 11. Particles, prefixes, and suffixes. 12. Syntax. 13. The substantive verb. 14. Interrogative sentences. 15. Negative sentences. 16. On auxiliaries. 17. On intensives. 18. Transitive verbs which have a passive voice. II. Nicobarese dictionary: 1. English-Nicobarese (with illustrative phrases). 2. Nicrobarese-English (with derivatives and compound words). Appendices.
"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." (jacket)