Native toIndia, Bangladesh
RegionMeghalaya, India, Sylhet, Bangladesh
Native speakers
68,000 (2003-2011 census)[1][2]
  • Amwi
  • Mnar
Language codes
ISO 639-3aml

War (also spelled Waar),[3] also known as War-Jaintia, is an Austroasiatic language spoken by about 16,000 people in Bangladesh and 51,000 people in India.[4] The language is spoken by the War Khasi tribe, i.e. War sub-tribe of Khasi people.

See also


  1. ^ "Statement 1: Abstract of speakers' strength of languages and mother tongues - 2011". www.censusindia.gov.in. Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 2018-07-07.
  2. ^ "War-Jaintia". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  3. ^ "ISO 639 Code Tables".
  4. ^ Sidwell, Paul. 2018. The Khasian Languages: Classification, Reconstruction, and Comparative Lexicon. Languages of the World 58. Munich: Lincom Europa. ISBN 9783862889143