Thanks John for the info. I might have to sit down in front of google for a few hours and see what I can find. Cheers, Eamon John Cowan wrote: > > Eamon Graham scripsit: > > > The first is Burushashki which I have quite a bit of linguistic info > > but nothing really about the history. > > It's not a written language, so we (= civilization) really know nothing > about its history. Since it's an isolate, normal reconstruction does not > have anything to work on, and internal reconstruction is very limited. > > > The other two are Bhatola and Nihali. I found a Swadesh list for > > Nihali but nothing else. I'm not even quite sure what Bhatola is, > > if it is in fact a language isolate or if I got some bogus info. > > Ethnologue information for Nihali at: > > http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=NHL > > The Ethnologue labels Bhatola as "Unclassified", which means > that not enough information is available to establish its genetic > affiliation. Indeed, the only fact they report is that it is spoken in > Madhya Pradesh state in India.