Languages of the NE -> Karbi

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Karbi has generally been grouped with the  “Naga” and Kuki-Chin languages although it is spoken considerably further west than any of them. Karbi shows some resemblance to Mizo and Kuki but not enough to count as a Mizo-Kuki-Chin Language. It does not fit clearly with an particular group of eastern border languages. 

Geographical Location

The homeland of the Karbi is a hilly region, know as the Karbi Anglong (fromarly the Mikir Hills) that remains a part of the state of Assam.

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Robbins Burling. “The Tibeto-Burman Languages of Northeast India.”