Khamyang language

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Native to India
Region Assam
Ethnicity 800 Khamyang people (no date)[1]
Native speakers
50  (2003)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
ksu – Khamyang
nrr – Nora (duplicate code)
Linguist list
Glottolog kham1291[2]

Khamyang, or Nora (Norra),[3] is a moribund Tai language spoken in the Buri Dihing Valley of Assam, India.

There are currently only about fifty Khamyang speakers left, living in a single village.[4] The village is known as Pawaimukh in Khamti, and is located seven miles downstream of Margherita in Tinsukia district. The autonym is maan3 paa1 waai6,[clarification needed] which means 'Village of the Pawai River.

Glottolog does not consider Norra to be a distinct language or dialect.[2]


  1. ^ a b Khamyang at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Nora (duplicate code) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Khamyang". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Morey, Stephen. 2005/2012. The Tai languages of Assam: a grammar and texts. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.