Turung language

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Native to India
Region Assam
Extinct (date missing)
Eastern Nagari, Latin script
Language codes
ISO 639-3 try
Glottolog turu1249[1]

The Turung language (Tailung, Tairong, Thai: (ภาษาไทตุรุง, pasa tai turung)) is an extinct Tai language formerly spoken in Assam. The Turung people who spoke this language now speak Assamese or Singpho languages.

The total population of the ethnic group is over 30,000 and primarily live in Jorhat, Golaghat and Karbi Anglong districts of Assam.


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Turung". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  • Morey, Stephen. 2005. The Tai languages of Assam: a grammar and texts. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.

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