Zakhring language

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Not to be confused with Zaiwa language.
Native to India
Region Arunachal
Ethnicity Zekhring people
Native speakers
900  (2002–2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 zkr
Glottolog zakh1243[2]

Zahkring (also Eastern Mishmi, Zaiwa, or Meyor) is a small Sino-Tibetan language of Arunachal Pradesh in India.

Zakhring has been classified as a Midzuish language.[3] However, it appears that Midzu may not be Sino-Tibetan, whereas Zakhring clearly is. Blench and Post (2011) believe that it is an East Bodish language which has been influenced by Midzu or other divergent languages of the region.[4]

Landi (2005:164) also notes that Zakhring has some surprising similarities to Miju.


Meyor communities are found in the following 15 villages of Kibthoo Circle and Walong Circle of Anjaw District, Arunachal Pradesh. They are located on both banks of the Lohit River. The total population of the villages numbered 376 as of May 2001 (Landi 2005:1).

  • Kibthoo Circle
    • 1.Kahao
    • 2. Mosai
    • 3. Danbari
    • 4. Kundan
    • 5. Khroti
    • 6. Yaikung
    • 7. Bara Kundan 8.Kunjuk
  • Walong Circle
    • 1.Walong
    • 2. Tinai
    • 3. Dong
    • 4. Tilam
    • 5. Sapkung
    • 6. Pangung


  1. ^ Zakhring at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Zakhring". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ George van Driem (2001) Languages of the Himalayas: An Ethnolinguistic Handbook of the Greater Himalayan Region. Brill.
  4. ^ Blench, Roger; Post, Mark (2011), (De)classifying Arunachal languages: Reconstructing the evidence (PDF) 
  • Landi, Victor 2005. The Meyors and their language. Itanagar: Directorate of Research, Arunachal Pradesh Government.