Khumi language

Khumi, or Khumi Chin, is a Kuki-Chin-Mizo language of Burma, with some across the border in Bangladesh.

Khumi
Khumi Chin
Native toBangladesh
EthnicityKhumi people
Native speakers
70,000 (2006–2009)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3Either:
cnk – Khumi
cek – Eastern Khumi
Glottologkhum1248  Khumi proper[2]

Geographical distributionEdit

Khumi proper is spoken in the following townships of Myanmar (Ethnologue).

Eastern Khumi (Khami) is spoken in the following townships of Myanmar (Ethnologue).

DialectsEdit

Ethnologue lists the following dialects.

  • Khumi
    • Pi Chaung
    • Kaladan
    • Eastern Kaladan
    • Southern Paletwa
  • Eastern Khumi (Khami)
    • Nisay (Nise, Palyng, Tao Cha)
    • Nideun (Amlai, Ghu, Laungtha, Maru, Paru, Tahaensae, Taheunso, Uiphaw)
    • Lemi (Akelong, Aki Along, Kaja, Kajauk)
    • Khongtu
    • Likhy (Likhaeng)
    • Rengcaa (Namboi, Nangbwe)
    • Khenlak
    • Asang (Kasang, Sangtha)

The Kasang (also known as Khenlak, Ta-aw, Hkongsa-Asang, Hkongso-Asang, Asang, and Sangta) consider themselves as ethnic Hkongso, but their language is intelligible with Khumi rather than Anu or Hkongso (Wright 2009).[3] Kasang villages include Lamoitong and Tuirong.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Khumi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Eastern Khumi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Khumi Chin". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Jonathan Michael Wright. 2009. Hkongso Grammar Sketch. MA thesis, Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics.