Khamti language

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Khamti
Native to Burma, India
Ethnicity Khamti people
Native speakers
13,000  (2000–2007)[1]
Tai–Kadai
Language codes
ISO 639-3 kht
Glottolog kham1290[2]
Diorama of Khamti people in Jawaharlal Nehru Museum, Itanagar.

Khamti (Thai: ภาษาไทคำตี่, pronounced [pʰāːsǎː tʰāj kʰām tìː]) is spoken in Sagaing, Burma and Assam, India (in the Dikrong Valley, Narayanpur, and north bank of the Brahmaputra) by the Khamti people.

There are some 30 Khamti-speaking villages in Arunachal Pradesh, and 7 in Assam.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Khamti at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Khamti". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Morey, Stephen. 2005. The Tai languages of Assam: a grammar and texts. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.