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Khasi language

NameKhasi
NativenameKhasi
FamilycolorAustro-Asiatic
StatesIndia, Bangladesh
Speakers865,000 mainly in Meghalaya, India (1997)
Fam2Khasi Khmuic
Fam3Khasian
Iso2kha|iso3=kha

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Khasi is an Austro-Asiatic language spoken primarily in Meghalaya state in India by the Khasi people. Khasi is part of the Khasi Khmuic group of languages, and is distantly related to the Munda branch of the Austroasiatic family, which is found in east-central India.

Although most of the 865,000 Khasi speakers are found in Meghalaya state, the language is also spoken by a number of people in the hill districts of Assam bordering with Meghalaya and by a sizable population of people living in Bangladesh, close to the Indian border.

Khasi is rich in folklore and folktale, and behind most of the names of hills, mountains, rivers, waterfalls, birds, flowers, and animals there is a story.


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