Khasi love poem
Ka dur jong phi ha iit
Kadei ka phawar ba bha tam jong nga.
Hynrei kloi ka jah.
Ka long kaba khaduh "nga ieit ia phi".
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Alone woman and khasi
Here it's for her, alone in the midst of her family, that my love poem is translated into Khasi (Bhoi-Khasi, Khashi, Khasie, Cherrapunji, Khassee, Khuchia, Cossyah, Kahasi, Kassi, Khasa, Khasiyas, Khynrium, Kyi, Sohra, War). This language is from the Khmer group, its an Austro-Asian language spoken in the states of Meghalaya and Assam, as well in Bangladesh. The khasi is the language of less than one million aborigines, it can be written with a modified Latin alphabet and sometimes with the Bengali script. It is a language that UNESCO considers as an endangered language.
Khasi is divided into several dialects (rom (which is the standard), garo, lakadong, mynnar), for about 1 million speakers. The language is used by the media, the government, and as a literary language.