Biete language

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Not to be confused with Bété language. ‹See Tfd›
Region India
Ethnicity Biate
Native speakers
27,000  (2008)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 biu
Glottolog biet1238[2]

Biate is a Kukish language of India. The speakers of the language are also known as Biate. They are mainly concentrated in the districts of Dima Hasao in Assam and Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya. A few speakers are also found in the state of Manipur,Mizoram and Tripura. According to the 2001 census of India there were 20,000 speakers of the language in the Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya.


  1. ^ Biate at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Biete". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.