Megam language

Megam is one of the Garo dialects in Garo Hills and And in Khasi Hills which is a part of Sino-Tibetan language spoken in Meghalaya and in Kalmakanda subdistrict, Netrokona district, Mymensingh division, Bangladesh. It is a sub-language of Garo and it is closely related to Garo, but has been strongly influenced by Khasian languages, to the extent that it is only 7–9% lexically similar to with A’beng, the neighboring Garo dialect, but 60% similar to the Khasian language Lyngngam.

Megam
Megam
Megam
Native toBangladesh, India
RegionGaro Hills, Khasi Hills
Native speakers
6,900 (2000)[1]
Sino-Tibetan Garo language
Language codes
ISO 639-3mef
Glottologmega1243


Garo Language has Many Dialects and among them is Me.gam dialect. Some Me.gam People identify also as a Clan and Use Me.gam name as a Surname. Me.gam clan identity their surnames as Me.gam Sangma or Megam Momin which differs from region to region.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Megam at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)

Garo Language has Many Dialects and among them is Me.gam dialect. Some Me.gam People identify also as a Clan and Use Me.gam name as a Surname. Me.gam clan identity their surnames as Me.gam Sangma or Megam Momin which differs from region to region.