Kom language (India)

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Not to be confused with Kom language (Cameroon).
Kom
Kom Rem
Region India
Ethnicity Kom
Native speakers
15,000  (2001 census)[1]
Dialects
Kom
Kolhreng
Language codes
ISO 639-3 kmm
Glottolog komi1270[2]

Kom is a Kukish language of India. Kolhreng is usually considered a dialect of Kom, but may be a distinct language. Speakers of Kom/Kolhreng live in the hilly provinces of Northeastern India The dialect of Manipur exhibits at least partial mutual intelligibility with the other Kukish dialects of the area including Thadou, Hmar, Vaiphei, Simte, Paite and Gangte languages.[3] Aimol, Koireng and Chiru speakers also understand Kom.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kom at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Kom (India)". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Singh, Chungkham Yashawanta (1995). "The linguistic situation in Manipur". Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area 18 (1): 129–134. Retrieved 19 June 2014.