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Khasic languages

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Khasic languages


The Khasic or Khasian languages are a family of Austroasiatic languages spoken in the northeastern Indian state Meghalaya and neighbouring areas of Bangladesh. They consist of:

  • Khasi
  • Pnar (Jaintia): closest to Proto-Khasi
  • War: southern dialect displaying no vowel length contrast, as well as vowel restructuring
  • Amwi
  • Bhoi
  • Lyngngam: Speakers were former Garo speakers who
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