Hrangkhol is a Kuki-chin language spoken in the district of Dima Hasao in Assam, and also in parts of Tripura, Manipur and Mizoram. The SIL Ethnologue (2000)
estimates an approximate population of 18,700 for the Hrangkhol community. There are about 10 Hrangkhol villages under the Haflong Circle in the Dima Hasao
district of Assam. Till date only one field trip (18 Feb to 5 March 2017) has been conducted by the field assistants of CFEL in the Zion and the Muolpong villages
of the Dima Hasao district. The Zion village has 800 native speakers. This village is 10 kilometres away from the Haflong town. The Muolpong village has 350
native speakers and is 6 kms (approx) away from the Halflong town. Hrangkhol is spoken in the home domain and the dominant languages such as Haflong Hindi,
Dimasa and English are spoken outside the home domain. The traditional occupation of the community is Jhum cultivation. The literacy rate of the community is 85%.
Hrangkhols are mostly followers of Christianity.
Data collected from the 3 field trips:
1500 lexical items; 100 sentences; 1 story on the origins of the community; and 2 folktales.
Field Assistant with Informants
Entrance to the Zion Village