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 (khashi, kassi, kahasi). 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.