Khāsi language

Khāsi language
also spelled  Khasia, Khassee, Cossyah, or Kyi,  

      one of several members of the Khasian branch of the Mon-Khmer family, which is itself a part of the Austroasiatic stock. Khāsi is spoken by some 900,000 people living in the region surrounding the Khāsi Hills and Jaintia Hills of Meghālaya state, India. Khāsi contains a number of words borrowed from Indo-Aryan languages, especially from Bengali and Hindi.

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