Khamyang

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Khamiyang, Khamjang, Shyam, Tai Khamyang, Tai Nora
Population

50 (2003 S. Morey). Ethnic population: 800.

Location

Assam, Tinsukia district, Pawaimukh village.

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Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Phake [phk] of Assam and Shan [shn] of Myanmar.

Language Use

Shifting to Assamese [asm]. Mainly older adults. Also use Assamese [asm].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 58% Assamese [asm] (1981 census).
Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. Close affinity to the Khampti of Arunachal. Several thousand Assamese may use their ethnic group name. Buddhist.