Megam language

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Megam
Lyngam
Native toBangladesh
Native speakers
6,900 (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3mef
Glottologmega1243[2]

Megam is a Sino-Tibetan language spoken in Kalmakanda subdistrict, Netrokona district, Dhaka division, Bangladesh. It is most closely related to Garo, but has been strongly influenced by Khasian languages, to the extent that it is only 7–9% lexically similar to with A’beng, the neighboring Garo dialect, but 60% similar to the Khasian language Lyngngam.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Megam at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Bangladesh Lyngam". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.