Kom is a member of the Kuki–Chin–Naga branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family. It is spoken in the states of Manipur, Nagaland, Assam and Tripura in the northeast of India. According to the 2001 census, there are 14,673 Kom speakers, the majority of whom live in eastern and central Manipur.
The standard form of Kom, known as Kom-tong (Kom language), is used in literature and mass media. Other varieties of Kom include Mongtung, Moirang, Mantak, Kharam, Sagang and Tonsen-Mahou. They form a continuum, with Mongtung being the closest to Kom-tong.
There are weekly and monthly newspapers in Kom, as well as some newsletters partly in Kom. There are some Kom radio broadcasts and TV programmes, and a few films. Parts of the Bible and other religious books have been translated into the language.
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MarvĂ˘na ka-om kan-Pa: Narahming kaja om rasoh; narengram jĹŤng tlung rasoh; marvĂ˘na nalungdo aâ€™ntlo kapĹŤa raleichungaâ€™m intlo rasoh. Tuning kani kankatluk sik sĂ˘k leh in apek roh. Keiniâ€™n kanchunga akaáąhe hei kantarangei mandam kapĹŤa kanáąhena arangei mandam roh. Mathlemna aáąhĹŤimak roh, tĂ˘k-kha Akaáąhamak Inkhat a inphut ahuksĹŤt roh. AjĂ˘rchu rengram, rathahrat, khana lĂ»rna ahei tik a nata kae.
Information about the Kom alphabet, and the sample text, provided by Michael Peter FĂĽstumum
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