Rangpuri language

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Rajbangshi, Kamatapuri[1][2]
রংপুরী, রাজবংশী, কামতাপুরী
Rajbongshi, Rangpuri, Kamatapuri in Bengali
Rajbongshi, Kamtapuri in Assamese
Rajbanshi in Devanagari
Native toBangladesh, India
RegionBangladesh, India
Native speakers
15 million (2007)[3]
Bengali-Assamese script,[4] Devanagari script
Official status
Official language in
Language codes
ISO 639-3rkt

Rangpuri is an Indo-Aryan language. It is spoken in India and Bangladesh. Sources disagree about how many people speak it. A 1991 census said it was spoken by 5 million people.[6] It is a Bengali-Assamese language spoken by the Rajbanshi people in India and Bangladesh. Many are bilingual in either Bengali or Assamese. Together with Rajbanshi of Nepal.

This is the native language of people of Cooch Behar, Lower Assam, Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling and some parts of Bangladesh.

Other names of the language are Rajbangsi, Rajbansi, Rajbanshi, Kamta, Kamtapuri, Kamatpuri, Kamatapuri, Kamrupi, Deshi Bhasha. Recently, "Kamtapuri Bhasha Academy" (2017) is formed by West Bengal Government.

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  1. Simons, Gary F; Fennig, Charles D, eds. (2018). Ethnologue: Languages of the World (21st ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International.
  2. (Toulmin 2009:5–7)
  3. Rangpuri at Ethnologue (21st ed., 2018)
  4. Toulmin 2009, p. 72f, 89
  5. PTI (28 February 2018). "Kamtapuri, Rajbanshi, Rangpuri make it to list of official languages in Bengal". Outlook India. Archived from the original on 16 April 2019. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  6. Ethnologue report