"Noun Formation in Karbi Language: An Analysis"


Pallavi Handique, Dibrugarh University


Assam one of the North-Eastern states of India has widely been considered as an ethno-cultural mosaic comprising different enteric and linguistic group belonging to different races such as Dravidians, Austroloid, Caucasian and Mongoloid from the time immemorial. Importantly, this region along with its linguistic pattern has been a major area of attraction for the researcher of linguistic, culture and folk-lore and different studies have been made to unveil different dynamics of the lingual scenario of the region. Karbi people belonging to the Tibeto-Burman linguistic group mostly reside in the Karbi Anglong district of the State of Assam. However, their settlement can also be seen in other districs such as Sivasagar, Golaghat, Nagaon, Darang, Silchar as well. According to the census of 2011, the total population of Karbi Anglong is 956,313 comprising of4, 90,169and4, 66,146women[https://www.censusindia.co.in>distric] respectively.Similarly, the said census 2001 depicts that the total number of people speaking Karbi language has been 8,419,534 [https://www.censusindia.co.in>district]¼