Khasi, also called Khassi, is a language spoken in Meghalaya, India. It is written in the Latin script. Khasi is a Tibeto-Burman language of the Mon-Khmer family. It is closely related to other languages spoken in Meghalaya, such as Garo and Jaintia. Khasi is also spoken in Bangladesh and Nepal. The Khasi people are believed to have migrated from Tibet to the Himalayan region in the 8th century. They settled in the Khasi Hills, which is now part of Meghalaya. The Khasi language is spoken by about 1.5 million people. It is the official language of Meghalaya. Khasi is also one of the scheduled languages of India. Khasi has a rich oral tradition. The oral literature includes folktales, poems, and songs. Khasi is also a tonal language, which means that the meaning of a word can change depending on the pitch of the voice. The Khasi language is under threat from English and other languages spoken in India. Many Khasi people are bilingual or multilingual, and English is often used for business and education. The Khasi Language Board is working to promote and preserve the Khasi language. Khasi is taught in some schools, and there are plans to start a Khasi-medium university in Meghalaya.

Language group

Mon-Khmer languages

Language locales, regions and scripts

Khasi, India, Latin
Khasi, Latin
Khasi, India, Bengali (Bangla)
Khasi, Bengali (Bangla)
Khasi, India