KHAMYANG: a language of India

The following is the entry for this language as it appeared in the 14th edition (2000).
It was superseded by the corresponding entry in the 15th edition (2005). See also the corresponding entry in the 16th edition (2009).

SIL code: KSU

ISO 639-2: tai

Population 812 (1981 census). 
Region Assam, Rowai Mukh village; Arunachal Pradesh, Lohit and Tirap districts.
Alternate names   KHAMJANG, KHAMJANG
Classification Tai-Kadai, Kam-Tai, Be-Tai, Tai-Sek, Tai, Southwestern, East Central, Northwest.
Comments Similar to Phake of Assam and Shan of Myanmar. Being replaced by the Assamese language and script. A Scheduled Tribe in India. Close affinity to the Khampti of Arunachal. Several thousand Assamese speakers may still use the name for their ethnic group. Literacy rate in second language: 58% Assamese (1981 census). Buddhist. Nearly extinct.

This web edition of the Ethnologue contains all the content of the print edition and may be cited as:
Grimes, Barbara F. (ed.), 2000. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Fourteenth edition. Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Online version:

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