Language name and locationː Korbong Chin, Tripura, India [No report on Ethnologue]

言名称和分布地区科尔彭, 印度东北部特里普拉邦


1. kʰakka

21. som nikka kʰakka

2. kʰanika

22. som nikka kʰanika

3. kʰat̪ʰumka

23. som nikka kʰat̪ʰumka  

4. kʰaliːka 

24. som nikka kʰaliːka

5. kʰaɽəŋaka

25. som nikka kʰaɽəŋaka

6. kʰaruka

26. som nikka kʰaruka

7. kʰasirika

27. som nikka kʰasirika

8. kʰaɽutka 

28. som nikka kʰaɽutka

9. kʰaʈkoka

29. som nikka kʰaʈkoka 

10. kʰat͡ʃʰumka / somka

30. som t̪ʰumka

11. somka kʰakka

40. som liːka

12. somka kʰanika

50. som ɽəŋaka

13. somka kʰat̪ʰumka 

60. som ruka

14. somka kʰaliːka

70. som sirika

15. somka kʰaɽəŋaka

80. som ɽutka

16. somka kʰaruka

90. som ʈkoka

17. somka kʰasirika

100. som rad͡ʒaka

18. somka kʰaɽutka


19. somka kʰaʈkoka

1000. rad͡ʒa sɔmka

20. som nikka



Linguist providing data and dateː Dr. G. Devi Prasada Sastry and Ms. Priyanka Rakshit. Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, India. November 29, 2011.

供资料的语言学家: Dr. G. Devi Prasada Sastry and Ms. Priyanka Rakshit, 2011 年 11 月 29 日.


Other comments: Korbong has a decimal system. Korbong is a Tibeto-Burman language spoken in Tripura in India. It belongs to the Boro-Garo branch of the Sino-Tibetan Family. It is highly endangered and presently is spoken by 25 persons in one village in three households in West Tripura. Another group of Korbongs numbering 200 in Champaknagar have already shifted to Kokborok as their mother tongue.    

Korbongs are one of the sub-tribes of Halam community which has been recognized as

a scheduled tribe in the state of Tripura. Interestingly, the term ‘Korbong’ is also used to denote the ‘language’ spoken by the same tribe. Therefore the Korbong is the name of the language and the people. Korbongs are found only in two villages having only about 117 speakers in the state of Tripura, particularly in the districts of Khowai and West Tripura. Genetically, Korbong is closely related to Bongcher, Bong, Darlong, Hrangkhal, Kaipeng, Mizo, Moulsom, Pangkhua, Ranglong, etc., except Kalai and Rupini.

The Korbong are one of the sub-tribes of Halam community of Tripura, India. As of 2016, there are a total of 31 families with 122 people in the subtribe. The model village of Korbongpara, whose foundation was laid in 2016, is intended for the Korbong community. Variant spellings of the name include Korbong, Korbang, Karbang, Karbong, Korbwng.


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