A language of India

Alternate Names
Cachari, Plains Kachari

16,000 (2011 census).


Assam state: north Cachar district, Cachar hills; Nagaland state: Kohima district; Dimapur district, Dhansiri sub-district. 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] (Van Driem 2007). Some young people, all adults. Also use Assamese [asm].

Language Development

Literacy rate in L2: 81% in Assam (2001 census).

Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe.

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