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Khamyang language

Native to India
Region Assam
Ethnicity Khamyang people
Native speakers
50  (2003)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
ksu – Khamyang
nrr – Nora (duplicate code)
Glottolog kham1291[2]

Khamyang, or Nora (Norra),[3] is a moribund Tai language spoken in the Buri Dihing Valley of Assam, India.

There are currently only about fifty Khamyang speakers left, living in a single village.[4] The village is known as Pawaimukh in Khamti, and is located seven miles downstream of Margherita in Tinsukia district. The autonym is maan3 paa1 waai6, which means 'Village of the Pawai River.

Glottolog does not consider Norra to be a distinct language or dialect.[1]


  1. ^ Khamyang at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Nora (duplicate code) at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Khamyang". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ Morey, Stephen. 2005/2012. The Tai languages of Assam: a grammar and texts. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

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