Hmar

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Hamar, Hmari, Mhar
Population

83,400 (2001 census).

Location

Assam, North Cachar and Cachar districts; Manipur, south, Tipaimukh, Churachandpur, 35 villages; Mizoram, Aizawl, Cachar, and North Cachar districts; Tripura.

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Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Zou [zom].

Language Use

Also use Assamese [asm], Meitei [mni], Mizo [lus]. Used as L2 by Sakachep [sch].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 90%. Taught in primary schools. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1968–2004.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. Ethnic Hmar living in Mizoram speak Mizo [lus] as L1. Christian.