Meghalaya Banner image

Language of Meghalaya

Author: Harvestina Lepcha
Date: 2020-04-07

Share using:

Meghalaya is a state in the northeastern part of India. The name Meghalaya means the abode of clouds in Sanskrit. Meghalaya is a hilly region. Meghalaya has many places to visit and Shillong and Cherrapunjee are some of the most visited places and touristic places of Meghalaya. Meghalaya has three tribes Khasi, Garo, and Jaintia.

Languages of Meghalaya

The languages spoken in Meghalaya depend upon the tribes as each tribe in Meghalaya has its own language. The tone of speaking any of the languages is slightly different in Meghalaya. Khasi is the official language of Meghalaya. Khasi people are related to Khmer people (Cambodians) and this reflects in their language and sounds as well. The way they speak any language is different. Khasi was recognized as an "associate official language" of Meghalaya in the year 2005. This language is spoken by more than 900,000 people in Meghalaya.

In Shillong, Meghalaya, the languages spoken are Khasi, Pnar, and Garo. The people of Meghalaya do not speak the Hindi language widely; however, almost everyone can speak the English language, especially those living in cities and towns.  As English is also one of the official languages in Meghalaya, it is easier for travelers to communicate in the English language whenever they visit Meghalaya. 

But as you start to explore offbeat places in Meghalaya both the English language and Hindi language becomes useless since most of the villagers speak their own language or Khasi language. Khasi language is the most spoken language in Meghalaya. Since the Khasi tribe is the majority in population in Meghalaya , hence most people speak Khasi language. Most of the time the people of Meghalaya speak their own language depending upon their tribe. English language and Hindi language are spoken in Meghalaya whenever it is required. For the people of Meghalaya their own language is most important. Khasi is an Austroasiatic language spoken primarily in the Meghalaya state in India by the Khasi people. Though in Assam and Bangladesh they have their own language this Khasi language is also spoken by an ample of people in some parts of Assam and Bangladesh.




No Comments

Trending Blogs

General Read More
Food of Sikkim
Leisure Read More
Know the best places to visit in North east India: Meghalaya and more
Adventure Rush Read More
Trekking in the lost kingdom of Mustang

Latest Blogs

Leisure Read More
An unruly yak at Tsomgo Lake- Did I survive the ride?
Leisure Read More
5 Offbeat Places to Visit in Darjeeling
Adventure Rush Read More
Self-Guided Walking tour of Gangtok
General Read More
8 bizarre dishes eaten in Northeast India
A call to all travel junkies
Share your amazing travel stories
&
inspire someone today!
Become a TOURGENIE contributor
Write for our blog
Want to explore more Activities?
Explore Activities
Dawki Adventure Camp-Meghalaya
Dawki Adventure Camp-Meghalaya
4 Days 3 Nights
Explore Activities
Trek Through Rural Mizoram
Trek Through Rural Mizoram
4 Days 3 Nights
Explore Activities
Tiger Hill Mountain Biking
Tiger Hill Mountain Biking
1 Days 0 Nights
PARTNERS
ADDRESS:
  • Near Co-Operative, Middle Sichey Gangtok, East Sikkim, India, 737101

    • booking@tourgenie.com
    • support@tourgenie.com