Khamti language

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Native to Burma, India
Ethnicity Khamti people
Native speakers
13,000  (2000–2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 kht
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. In modern Thai, with which it has mutual intelligibility, khamti means "open words" or "open speech".

There are some 30 Khamti-speaking villages in Arunachal Pradesh, and 7 in Assam.[2]


  1. ^ Khamti at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Morey, Stephen. 2005. The Tai languages of Assam: a grammar and texts. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.