War language

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War Language
Native toIndia, Bangladesh
RegionMeghalaya (India) and Sylhet (Bangladesh)
Native speakers
68,000 (2003-2011 census)[1][2]
  • Amwi
Language codes
ISO 639-3aml

War (also known as Waar or War-Jaintia)[3] is an Austroasiatic language in the Khasic branch spoken by about 16,000 people in Bangladesh and 51,000 people in India.[4]

It is not to be confused with Khasi War, a Khasi dialect spoken by the closely related War-Khyriam.[5]

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  1. ^ "Statement 1: Abstract of speakers' strength of languages and mother tongues - 2011". www.censusindia.gov.in. Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Archived from the original on April 18, 2022. Retrieved 2018-07-07.
  2. ^ "War-Jaintia". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  3. ^ "ISO 639 Code Tables".
  4. ^ Sidwell, Paul. 2018. The Khasian Languages: Classification, Reconstruction, and Comparative Lexicon. Languages of the World 58. Munich: Lincom Europa. ISBN 9783862889143
  5. ^ "The War-Jaintia in Bangladesh: a sociolinguistic survey" (PDF). Journal of Language Survey Reports. 2007. Retrieved 2024-01-28.