War language

War (also spelled Waar),[4] also known as War-Jaintia, is an Austroasiatic language spoken by about 16,000 people in Bangladesh and 51,000 people in India.[5]

Native toIndia, Bangladesh
RegionMeghalaya, India, Sylhet, Bangladesh
Native speakers
68,000 (2003-2011 census)[1][2]
  • Amwi
  • Mnar
Language codes
ISO 639-3aml


  1. ^ "Statement 1: Abstract of speakers' strength of languages and mother tongues - 2011". www.censusindia.gov.in. Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 2018-07-07.
  2. ^ "War-Jaintia". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "War-Jaintia". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  4. ^ "Codes for the Representation of Names of Languages".
  5. ^ Sidwell, Paul. 2018. The Khasian Languages: Classification, Reconstruction, and Comparative Lexicon. Languages of the World 58. Munich: Lincom Europa. ISBN 9783862889143