Myanmar (Burma)

Chin, Khumi

Language Data

  • Alternate names: Common Khumi, Kaladan Khumi, Khami, Khimi, Khumi, Khweymi, Yangpan; Also, in Bangladesh: Khami, Khuni, Khweymi; in India: Kami, Khami, Khumi, Khuni, Khweymi, Kumi
  • Dialects: Eastern Kaladan, Kaladan, Khami, Khimi, Pi Chaung, Southern Paletwa, Yindi, Yindu
  • Scriptures published:
    • New Testament (1959 — 1999)
    • Portions (1935 — 1950)
  • Literacy: Some community literacy classes. Literacy rate in second language(s): 60%. Also use Rakhine [rki]
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Myanmar (Burma)
  • Region: Chin State, Paletwa township, Kaladan river area; Rakhine State, Kyauktaw township, a few villages
  • Also used in: Bangladesh, India,
  • Religion: Christian, Buddhist, traditional religion
  • Livelihood: Agriculturalists
  • Number of users: 62,090 (60,000; 2,090 in Bangladesh; )
  • Vitality: Developing

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)