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Bodo Language

One of the Tibeto-Burman languages spoken in the north eastern parts of the country, particularly in Assam, Bodo Language, is also one of the 22 official languages of the country. It is the main language spoken by the Bodo Tribe, a prominent ethnic group of north-east India. The language is also spoken in parts of West Bengal and in neighboring Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh. Linguistically speaking, it is a Tone language - like many of the South-East Asian and African languages. Tonal languages use pitch to signal a difference in meaning between words. Bodo has four varieties: North Goalpara Variety, South Goalpara Variety, Darrang-Lakhimpur Variety and Nagaon-Kasar-Karbi Hills Variety. The language has 16 consonants and 6 vowels.

Updated on 18th July, 2005

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