Rengmitca
Native toBangladesh
RegionChittagong Hill Tracts
Native speakers
<20 (2020)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3None (mis)
Glottologreng1255

Rengmitca is a critically-endangered Kuki-Chin language of Bangladesh. It is distinct but closely related to the nearby languages Khumi and Mro. There are fewer than 30 speakers left as of 2014. Only 5 are completely fluent, all over the age of 60.[1] But as of 2021 there are only 6 speaker of this language are left, most of whom are over the age of 60.[2]

Rengmitca is spoken to the northeast of Alikadam town in the southern Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh.[3]

Peterson (2017)[4] classifies Rengmitca as a Khomic language.

References

  1. ^ a b Peterson, David A. (2020-12-01). "The stem alternation in Rengmitca". Himalayan Linguistics. 19 (2). doi:10.5070/h91150997. ISSN 1544-7502.
  2. ^ Marma, U. She Thowai. "Rengmitca: an ethnic language on the verge of extinction". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 2021-02-21.
  3. ^ Peterson, David A. 2015. An update on the status of Rengmitca. Paper presented at SoLE-4, Payap University.
  4. ^ Peterson, David. 2017. "On Kuki-Chin subgrouping." In Picus Sizhi Ding and Jamin Pelkey, eds. Sociohistorical linguistics in Southeast Asia: New horizons for Tibeto-Burman studies in honor of David Bradley, 189-209. Leiden: Brill.