Khamti

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A language of Myanmar

Alternate Names
Hkamti, Kam Ti, Khampti, Khampti Shan, Khamti Shan, Khandi Shan, Tai Kam Ti, Tai-Khamti
Population

8,000 in Myanmar (2000). Very few monolinguals. Population total all countries: 13,000.

Location

Kachin State, Putao district (4,500) and Myitkyina area (3,500); north Sagaing Region. Also in India.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Assam Khamti, North Burma Khamti, Sinkaling Hkamti. Related to Tai Nüa [tdd].

Typology

SOV; postpositional case-marking particle

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Burmese [mya] or Jingpho [kac]. All are bilingual (Bradley 2007).

Language Development
Dictionary.
Writing
Myanmar (Burmese) script.
Other Comments

Buddhist.

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