Khasi

Facts

  • Language: Khasi
  • Alternate names: Kahasi, Kassi, Khasa, Khashi, Khasiyas, Khuchia
  • Language code: kha
  • Language family: Austroasiatic, Khasi-Palaung, Khasian, Khasi-Pnar-Lyngngam, Khasi-Pnar
  • Number of speakers: 843,000 in India (2001 census).
  • Script: Bengali script, no longer in use. Latin script, used since about 1842.

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    Introduction

    Khasi is an Austroasiatic language spoken primarily in Meghalaya state in India by the Khasi people. It is also spoken by a sizeable population in Assam and Bangladesh. Khasi is part of the Austroasiatic language family, and is related to Khmer, Palaung, Vietnamese and Mon languages of Southeast Asia, and the Munda and Nicobarese branches of that family, which are spoken in east–central India and in the Nicobar Islands, respectively.

    The Khasi Verb

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