Megam language

Native to Bangladesh
Native speakers
6,900 (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 mef
Glottolog mega1243[2]

Megam is a Sino-Tibetan language spoken in Kalmakanda subdistrict, Netrokona district, Dhaka division, Bangladesh. It is most closely related to Garo, but has been strongly influenced by Khasian languages, to the extent that it is only 7–9% lexically similar to with A’beng, the neighboring Garo dialect, but 60% similar to the Khasian language Lyngngam.


  1. Megam at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Megam". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
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