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Bodo-Garo

The Bodo-Garo subgroup of languages, spoken in Assam and Meghalaya, Northeast India, falls under the larger subgroup Bodo-Koch with Tibeto-Burman. Despite controversies surrounding the classification of other Tibeto-Burman languages, Bodo-Garo is a well defined subgroup that is not disputed. Within Bodo-Garo, there are two major branches, Bodo and Garo. Garo consists of the various dialects of Garo spoken in the Garo Hills in the west of Meghalaya.

  • Garo: Garo, Atong
  • Bodo: Kokborok, Tiwa, Dimasa, Kachari, Bodo, Mech
  • Read more about Tiwa.

    Bibliography

  • Burling, Robbins. 2003. The Tibeto-Burman languages of Northeastern India. In Graham Thurgood and Randy J. LaPolla (eds), The Sino-Tibetan Languages, 169-91. London/New York: Routledge.
  • Wood, Daniel Cody. 2008. An Initial Reconstruction of Proto-Bodo-Garo. MA thesis, University of Oregon.
  • van Driem, George. 2001. Languages of the Himalayas. Leiden: Brill.
  • Updated:  28 September 2013/ Responsible Officer:  Mark Donohue/ Page Contact:  Mark Donohue