Biete is a member of the Kuki–Chin–Naga branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family. It is spoken in the northeast of India mainly in the states of Assam and Meghalaya, and also Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura. The majority of Biete speakers live in Dima Hasao and Cachar districts of Assam, and in the districts of East Jaintia Hills and West Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya. According to the 2001 census there are 20,000 Biete speakers. Biete is also known as Biate

Biete alphabet and pronunciation

Biete alphabet and pronunciation

Download a Biete alphabet chart (Excel)

Sample text (Lord's Prayer)

Kin Pa, rivâna mi, Ner ming rithiang marit om riseh; Ni ram zuang tlung riseh; Ni lungdo rivâna mîn an isin angkan rinênga mîn sin riseh. Vuansûna kin fâk rup ne peh roh. Kin chunga thonsualhei kin îzâ angkan, Kin thonsualhei ne zâ roh. Thlêmnaah ne ṭhui inlût non la, Mi Suala rithoka khan ne hoih roh.

Information about the Biete alphabet, and the sample text, provided by Michael Peter Füstumum

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Information about Biete

Kuki–Chin–Naga languages

Biete, Falam, Hakha, Karbi, Kom, Mizo, Mongsen Ao, Paite, Tedim, Zotung, Zou

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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