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A language of Bangladesh

ISO 639-3: pkh

Population 2,278 in Bangladesh (1981 census). Population total all countries: 2,512.
Region Bandarban, Rangamati, Kagrachori, and some in Malumghat and Chittagong. Also spoken in India, Myanmar.
Alternate names   Pankho, Panko, Pangkhu
Classification Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Kuki-Chin-Naga, Kuki-Chin, Central
Language use Education for the few in school is in Bengali and English.
Language development Roman and Devanagari scripts in India.
Comments Tropical forest. Agriculturalists.

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Language name   Pankhu
Population 234 in India (1971).
Region Mizoram, Chhimtuipui, Lunglei districts, 12 villages.
Alternate names   Pankho, Panko, Pangkhu, Pankhua, Pang Khua, Pankua, Paang, Pang
Language use Speakers also use Mizo, Chin Bawm, or English.
Comments Scheduled Tribe in India. A subgroup of the Mizo. Tropical forest. Agriculturalists. Christian.


Language name   Pankhu
Region Falam area, Chin Hills.
Alternate names   Pankho, Panko, Pangkhu
Comments Tropical forest. Agriculturalists.