ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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LABOUR-Poor Deal for Tea Workers

(20,780); Mikir (4,610); Miri (3,348); Garo (610); Rabha (10); Khasi (45); Mizo/Lushai (15). Not a single native speaker of Assamese returned any language of the Naga people as a second language in the 1971 Census, unless of course this has been included in languages classed under 'Others' (4,355). This does contrast with the fact that a very large number of the Naga people speak Assamese and indeed use it as a lingua franca for inter-tribal communication even now, especially the older generation.

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