Saihriem language

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Native to India
Region Cachar District of Assam
Ethnicity Faihriem
Native speakers
500–700 (2011)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog syri1242[2]

The Saihriem (Faihriem, Syriem) language is spoken by a mixture of the Saihriem/Faihriem people and other ethnically closely related people such as the Aimol, Kuki, Vaiphei, in four neighbouring villages (Noxatilla, Bagbahar, Balisor, Nagathol & Saihriemkhuo villages) around Dwarbond in Bojalenga Block of Cachar District, Assam. It is critically endangered. It belongs to the Kuki-Chin branch of the Tibeto-Burman family of languages.[1]


  1. ^ a b Syriem numerals
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Syriem". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  • 1999, Robin D. Tribhuwan, Preeti R. Tribhuwan, Tribal dances of India ( Encyclopaedic profile of Indian tribes, volume 1), page 117: […] 21 clans. They are Biete, Changsan, Chawrai, Darngawn, Faihriem, […] and Zote. The past tradition suggests that each clan had a dialect of its own but nowadays a common dialect used by the Hmar people was developed by Christian missionaries

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