Bodo–Garo languages

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Bodo–Garo
Bodo
Geographic
distribution:
India
Linguistic classification: Sino-Tibetan
Subdivisions:
  • Bodo
  • Garo
Glottolog: None

The Bodo–Garo languages are a small family of Tibeto-Burman languages spoken in eastern India. The name Bodo is not related with the Tibetan ethnonym bod, which is the basis of the names Bodic and Bodish.

Bodo–Garo consists of two well defined branches:

Bodo
Bodo, Dimasa, Tiwa (Lalung), Tripuri (Kokborok, Reang, Usoi), Kachari, Hojai, Moran (extinct)
Garo
Garo and Megam

Bodo is an official language of the Indian state of Assam. Kokborok, or Tripuri, is one of the principal languages of the state of Tripura. Megam has been strongly influenced by Khasic languages.

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References[edit]

  • George van Driem (2001) Languages of the Himalayas: An Ethnolinguistic Handbook of the Greater Himalayan Region. Brill.