Mising

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Miri, Mishing, Takam
Population

551,000 (2001 census).

Location

Assam, North Lakhimpur, Sonitput, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Sibsagar, Jorhat, Golaghat, and Tinsukia districts; Arunachal Pradesh, Lower Subansiri district, Ziro subdivision, a few villages near Pasighat, both sides of Kamla river; Upper Subansiri district, Daporizo subdivision. Hill Miri are in Arunachal Pradesh; Plains Miri are in Assam.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Idu-Mishmi [clk] may be a dialect.

Language Use

Also use Assamese [asm].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 53% for Arunachal, 60 % for Assam (2001 census). Radio programs. Grammar. NT: 2001.
Writing

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

Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. Hindu, traditional religion.