Information from: “Garo” (387-400) . Burling, Robbins (2003) , Thurgood, Graham and LaPolla, Randy J. · Routledge
80 percent certain, based on the evidence available
600,000 of these speakers live in northeastern India, and 100,000 live across the border in Bangladesh.
DOMAINS OF USE
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The Garos of Bangladesh use Bengali for everyday dealings with peddlers, shopkeepers, and government and church officials. Bengali is also the language of education for the Garos of Bangladesh. The impact of Bengali on the Garos of India is less strong, as it is not the language of education or the government, nor is it used in trade. Overall, Garo is more endangered in Bangladesh than in India. However, even in Bangladesh most children of Garo parents learn Garo as their first language.
OTHER LANGUAGES USED BY THE COMMUNITY
Information from: “South Asia and the Middle East” (283-348) . George van Driem (2007) , Christopher Moseley · London & New York: Routledge
20 percent certain, based on the evidence available
India: Meghalaya, Garo Hills; Assam, Goalpara and Kamrup; Bangladesh: Mymensing
Information from: “The World Atlas of Language Structures” . Bernard Comrie and David Gil and Martin Haspelmath and Matthew S. Dryer · Oxford University Press