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Chin, Khumi

A language of Myanmar

ISO 639-3: cnk

Population 36,700 in Myanmar (1983). Population total all countries: 37,888.
Region Arakan Hills, Akyab area. Matu are in Southern Chin State, Matupi, Mindat, and Paletwa townships, western Myanmar. Also spoken in Bangladesh, India.
Alternate names   Khumi, Khami, Khweymi, Khimi, Khuni
Dialects Khimi, Yindi (Yindu), Khami, Ngala.
Classification Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Kuki-Chin-Naga, Kuki-Chin, Southern, Khumi
Language use Speakers also use Burmese.
Language development Literacy rate in second language: 60%. Roman script in India. NT: 1959–1999.
Comments Khami and Ngala may be separate languages. SOV; genitives, articles, adjectives, numerals after noun heads. Mountain slope. Tropical forest. 1,200 meters. Peasant agriculturalists. Christian, traditional religion, Buddhist.

Also spoken in:

Bangladesh

Language name   Chin, Khumi
Population 1,188 in Bangladesh (1981 census).
Alternate names   Khumi, Khami, Kami, Kumi, Khweymi, Khuni
Dialects Khimi, Yindi (Yindu), Khami, Ngala.
Comments Khami and Ngala may be separate languages. Tropical forest. Agriculturalists.
   

India

Language name   Chin, Khumi
Region Assam.
Alternate names   Kami, Khami, Khumi, Khuni, Khweymi, Kumi
Dialects Khami, Khimi.
Comments Called Khami Chin in India. Tropical forest. Traditional religion, Christian.