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Encyclopedia > 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) Meghalaya (मेघालय in Devanāgarī) is a small state in north-eastern India. ... Assam (Assamese: অসম Ôxôm) is a northeastern state of India with its capital at Dispur. ...

Language family: Sino-Tibetan
 Tibeto-Burman
  Kamarupan
   Bodo-Garo
    Garo 
Official status
Official language of: Meghalaya (India)
Regulated by: no official regulation
Language codes
ISO 639-1: none
ISO 639-2: sit
ISO/DIS 639-3: grt 

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. Current distribution of Human Language Families Most languages are known to belong to language families. ... Sino-Tibetan languages form a language family of about 250 languages of East Asia, second only to Indo-European in terms of the number of speakers. ... Sino-Tibetan languages form a language family of about 250 languages of East Asia, in number of speakers worldwide second only to Indo-European. ... Bodo may stand for: Bodø A city in Norway An ethnic community in India: Bodo A genus of protozoa: Bodo Polish actor and director Eugeniusz Bodo Saint Bodo of Toul This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Ougon Kishi GARO (Japanese 黄金騎士牙狼, meaning Golden Knight Fanged Wolf) is a tokusatsu series which aired on TV Tokyo from October 7, 2005 to March 31, 2006. ... Meghalaya (मेघालय in DevanāgarÄ«) is a small state in north-eastern India. ... ISO 639-1 is the first part of the ISO 639 international-standard language-code family. ... ISO 639-2:1998 Codes for the representation of names of languages — Part 2: Alpha-3 code Twenty-two of the languages have two three-letter codes: a code for bibliographic use (ISO 639-2/B) a code for terminological use (ISO 639-2/T). ... ISO 639-3 is in process of development as an international standard for language codes. ... The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is a system of phonetic notation devised by linguists to accurately and uniquely represent each of the wide variety of sounds (phones or phonemes) used in spoken human language. ... Phonetics (from the Greek word φωνή, phone = sound/voice) is the study of sounds (voice). ... Due to technical limitations, some web browsers may not display some special characters in this article. ... This is a concise version of the International Phonetic Alphabet for English sounds. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Meghalaya (मेघालय in DevanāgarÄ«) is a small state in north-eastern India. ... Bodo is a Tibeto-Burman language spoken by the Bodo people of north-eastern India and Nepal. ... Assam (Assamese: অসম Ôxôm) is a northeastern state of India with its capital at Dispur. ...

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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).Population total all countries: 677,000.


See Also

The Garos are a tribe in Meghalaya, India who call themselves Achik. ... The Garo Hills are part of the Garo-Khasi range in Meghalaya, India. ...

References

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

External Links

  • East Garo Hills District official website
  • West Garo Hills District official website
  • South Garo Hills District official website

 
 

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