Languages of the NE -> Koch

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The Koch dialect is of Tibeto –Burman  origin. The influence of both Bengali and Assamese languages is reflected in their dialect. 

Geographical Location

The Koch is a scheduled tribe inhabiting the western parts of west Garo hills of Meghalaya, certain parts  of Assam , Manipur and Tripura. According to the accepted historical view, the Koch appear to have migrated from northwest China.

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H.M. Bareh. “Encyclopedia of North-East India” Mittal Publications. New Delhi.