Haflong Hindi

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Haflong Hindi
RegionDima Hasao district, Assam
Native speakers
Hindi-based pidgin
Language codes
ISO 639-3None (mis)

Haflong Hindi (Hindi: हफ़लौंग हिन्दी) is the lingua franca of Dima Hasao district of Assam state of India.[1] It is a pidgin that stemmed from Hindi and includes vocabulary from several other languages, such as Assamese, Bengali, Dimasa and Zeme Naga. It is named after Haflong, which is the headquarters of Dima Hasao district.

Example phrases[edit]

The dialect is largely intelligible to Hindi speakers, and features simplified grammar with loanword infusions.[2]

Phrase English glosses Meaning
hum tumko modot korne nahi sekega I (implied) you (tumko) help (modot) 'I can't help you.'
tumra kuttaa se humko kamraayaa Your (tumra) dog (kuttaa) me (humko) bit (kamraayaa) 'Your dog bit me.'
tum kaha jaigah Where (kaha) you (tum) go-Fut (jaigah) 'Where will you go?'

In contrast to printed forms of Hindi, the Haflong variety lacks person and number agreement in the verb and ergative marking of the subject when transitive clauses are in a preterite or perfect tense.


  1. Col Ved Prakash, "Encyclopaedia of North-east India, Vol# 2", Atlantic Publishers Distributors;Pg 575, ISBN 978-81-269-0704-5
  2. "In this Assam district, Hindi unites 11 tribes". Indian Express, September 10, 2007. Retrieved 17 September 2008.


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