Sakachep

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Khelma, Sankechep
Population

25,000 (2003).

Location

Assam, Karbi Anglong, N. Cachar Hills and Cachar Hills districts; Nagaland, Kohima district, Khelma village; Meghalaya, Jaintia Hills district, Saithsma, Rumphung, and Mongor villages; Tripura; Mizoram; Manipur.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Khelma, Sakachep, Thangkachep. Dialects may be simply alternate names for Sakechep depending on the region.

Language Use

Home. All ages. Also use Bengali [ben], Biete [biu], Dimasa [dis], Hindi [hin], Hmar [hmr], Hrangkhol [hra], Karbi [mjw], Khasi [kha], Naga Pidgin [nag], Thado Chin [tcz].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 25%. Radio programs. Bible portions: 2002.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Hindu, Christian.