Thadou language

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Native to India, Burma
Ethnicity Thadou people
Native speakers
unknown (270,000 cited 1983 and 2001 censuses)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 tcz
Glottolog thad1238[2]

Thado (Thadou, Thaadou, Thado-Ubiphei, Thado-Pao) is a Kukish language of India and Burma. The Saimar dialect[3] was reported in the Indian press in 2012 to be spoken by only four people in one village in the state of Tripura.[4] The dialect spoken in Manipur exhibits partial mutual intelligibility with the other Kukish dialects of the area including Paite, Hmar, Vaiphei, Simte, Kom and Gangte languages.[5]


  1. ^ Thadou at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Thado Chin". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Albrecht Klose, 2001. Languages of the world
  4. ^ "Just 4 people keep a language alive". The Hindu. 18 July 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Singh, Chungkham Yashawanta (1995). "The linguistic situation in Manipur". Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area 18 (1): 129–134. Retrieved 19 June 2014.