Sakachep language

Region India
Ethnicity Sakachep
Native speakers
25,000 (2003)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 sch
Glottolog saka1283[2]

Sakachep, also known as Khelma, is a Central Kuki-Chin language of Northeast India. Dialects are Khelma, Thangkachep, and Sakachep (Ethnologue). VanBik (2009)[3] classifies Sakachep as closely related to Hmar.

Geographical distribution

Ethnologue reports the following locations for Sakachep.


  1. Sakachep at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Sakachep". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. VanBik, Kenneth. 2009. Proto-Kuki-Chin: A Reconstructed Ancestor of the Kuki-Chin Languages. STEDT Monograph 8. ISBN 0-944613-47-0.

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