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Lyngngam

A language of India

ISO 639-3lyg

Population  5,000 (Singh 94).
Region  Meghalaya state; Assam state, Kamrup District.
Alternate names   Khasi, Lyngam, Lyngym
Dialects  Lexical similarity: 36% with standard Khasi.
Classification  Austro-Asiatic, Mon-Khmer, Northern Mon-Khmer, Khasian
Language use  Also use Assamese [asm], Garo [grt], Hindi [hin].
Language development  Literacy rate in L2: 10% (Singh 1994).
Comments  Previously listed as dialect of Khasi. Culturally intermediate between the Khasi and the Garo [grt]. Christian.
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