Garo language

Garo ()
Spoken in:India and Bangladesh
Region:Meghalaya, Assam, Bangladesh
Total speakers:677,000 575,000 in India (1997); 102,000 in Bangladesh (1993)
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Official language of:Meghalaya (India)
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Garo is the language of the majority of the people of the Hills which bear their name in the state of Meghalaya of India. The script used is the Roman script. Garo has a close affinity to Bodo, the language of one of the dominant communities of he neighbouring state of Assam.

Dialects

A'beng (A'bengya, Am'beng), A'chick (A'chik), A'we, Chisak, Dacca, Ganching, Kamrup, Matchi. The Achik dialect predominates among several inherently intelligible dialects. The Abeng dialect is in Bangladesh. Closest to Koch.

Statistics

Garo(Garrow, Mande);575,000 in India (1997). 102,000 in Bangladesh (1993). Total population in all countries: 677,000.

See also

References

  1. The Ethnologue, 13th Edition, Barbara F. Grimes, Editor, 1996, Summer Institute of Linguistics, Inc.

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The Garo Hills are part of the Garo-Khasi range in Meghalaya, India. They are inhabited mainly by tribal dwellers. Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, is located in this range. It is one of the wettest places in the world.
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Bodo, 'pronounced BO-RO is a Tibeto-Burman language spoken by the Bodo people of north-eastern India, Nepal and Bangladesh. The language is one of the official languages of the Indian state of Assam, and is one of 22 scheduled languages given a special constitutional
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The Garos are a tribe in Meghalaya, India, and Mymensingh, Bangladesh, who call themselves Achik. They are the second-largest tribe in Meghalaya after the Khasi and comprise about a third of the local population. The majority of Garos are Christian.
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