Khamti (ၵံးတီႈ)

Khamti is a Southwestern Tai language spoken in the Sagaing Region and in the Putao district of Kachin State in northern Burma/Myanmar by about 8,000 people. There are also about 5,000 Khamti speakrs in northern India, mainly in the Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh state, and in the Lakimpur and Dirugarh districts of Assam state.

Khamti is also known as Hkampti Shan, Hkamti, Kam Ti, Khampti, Khampti Sam, Khampti Shan, Khamti Shan, Khandi Shan, Tai Kam Ti or Tai-Khamti. Dialects are Assam Khamti, North Burma Khamti and Sinkaling Hkamti.

Khamti alphabet (Lik-Tai)

Khamti is written with a version of the Burmese alphabet with some letters from Shan and Aiton alphabets known as Lik-Tai.

Khamti alphabet

Sample text in Khamti

Sample text in Khamti

Details supplied by Biswajit Mandal (biswajitmandal[dot]bm90[at]gmail[dot]com) and Michael Peter Füstumum

Sample videos in and about Khamti


Information about KhamtiКхамти_(язык)

Tai-Kaidai languages

Ahom, Aiton, Bouyei, Isan, Kam, Khamti, (Tai) Khün, Lao, Lue, Northern Thai (Kam Mueang), Nùng, Shan, Sui, Tai Dam, Tai Dón, Tai Hongjin, Tai Laing, Tai Nuea, Tai Phake, Tai Ya, Thai, Thai Song, Yang Zhuang, Zhuang

Languages written with the Myanmar / Burmese script

Aiton, Arakanese, Burmese, Eastern Pwo Karen, Jingpho, Khamti, Marma, Palaung, Pa'O, S'gaw Karen, Tai Laing, Tai Phake, Western Pwo

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