Dimasa

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Dimasa Kachari, Hills Kachari
Population

112,000 (2001 census).

Location

Assam, North Cachar district and Cachar hills, Karbi Anglong and Nagaon districts; Nagaland, Haflong district; Meghalaya, Mizoram.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Dimasa, Hariamba. Related to Kachari [xac].

Language Use

Largely assimilated into Bengali [ben] and Assamese [asm] communities (Van Driem 2007). Used as L2 by Sakachep [sch].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 60% in Assam (2001 census). Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2005.
Writing

Bengali script [Beng]. Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. Some ethnic Dimasa speak other languages as L1: Mikir Karbi [mjw], Bengali [ben], and Assamese [asm]. Hindu, Christian, traditional religion.