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A’tong

A language of India

ISO 639-3aot

Population  4,600 in India. Population total all countries: 10,000.
Region  Meghalaya state, Garo Hills; Assam, south Kamrup District. Also in Bangladesh.
Dialects  Related to Koch [kdq], Rabha [rah].
Classification  Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Jingpho-Konyak-Bodo, Konyak-Bodo-Garo, Bodo-Garo, Koch
Language use  Many also use Garo [grt].
Comments  Traditional religion.

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Bangladesh

Language name   A’tong
Population  5,400 in Bangladesh.
Region  Northern Netrokona District.
Language map  Bangladesh
Alternate names  Attong
Language use  Will possibly become more mixed with the Abeng dialect of Garo [grt] and Bengali [ben]. Home, village. All ages, but many children can speak Abeng before starting school. Also use Abeng, which is used as LWC among all Mandi. Good proficiency in Bengali.
Comments  Reckoned by themselves and other Garos to be Garos, but the languages not mutually intelligible with Garo. Peasants. Christian.
 
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