Kachari

Print

A language of India

Alternate Names
Cachari, Plains Kachari
Population

59,000 (IMA 1997).

Location

Assam, North Cachar district, Cachar hills; Nagaland, Kohima district, Dimapur, Dhansiri administrative circles. 16 villages.

Language Maps
Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Language Use

Some ethnic Kachari speak it as L1. Most speak Assamese [asm] as L1. Rapidly assimilating to Bengali [ben] or Assamese [asm] (2007).

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 81% in Assam (2001 census).
Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe.