Tiwa language (India)

Not to be confused with Tiwa language (United States).
Native to India
Region Assam
Ethnicity 171,000 Tiwa (Lalung) (2001 census)[1]
Native speakers
27,000 (2001 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 lax
Glottolog tiwa1253[2]
Tiwa/Lalung Mor (Tiwa/Lalung Alphabet)

Tiwa Or Lalung, is a Sino-Tibetan language of Assam in North East India.

Geographical distribution

Like most languages of the hill tribes of the northeast, Tiwa does not have its own script and is written in the Roman alphabet, officially in English script. Tiwa is spoken in the following districts (Ethnologue).


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