The Bodo Language
The Bodo language is a branch of the Mongolian family of languages. Many languages have evolved from the main Bodo language viz. Dimasa, Garo, Kokborok, Kocharis and many more.
The Bodo language is included in the 8th schedule of the Indian Constitution and it is the medium of instruction up to the University level in Assam and BTAD. The language is officially written using the Devanagari script.
UGC (University Grant Commission) has included Bodo as a subject in NET (National Eligibility Test) Examination.
Lets us speak Bodo:
I = आं/Ang
You = Nwng
We = Jwang
What is your name ? = Nwngni munga ma ?
My name is Ashim = Angni munga Ashim.
Where do you come from ? = Nwng boha ni frai fwidwng ?
I am from Mahakalguri = Ang Mahakalguri ni frai fwidwng.
What do you do? = Nwng ma khalamw ?
I am a student = Ang foraisa.
In which college do you study ? = Nwng bobe college ao foraiw ?
I study in St. Xavier's college = Ang St. Xavie's college ao foraiw.
Do you like Kolkata ? = Nwng Kolkata khou mwjang mwnw ?
Yes, I like it very much = Aou ang Kolkata khou jabwt mwjang mwnw.
Where do stay in Kolkata ? = Nwng Kolkata ao boha thaw ?
I stay at Jadavpur = Ang Jadavpur ao thaw.
Hello ! Mr. Yovan = Gwjwnthwn Mr. Yovan.
Where are you going ? = Nwng boha thangw ?
I am going to the market = Ang hatai ao thangw.
What do you want to buy ? = Nwng ma bainai ?
I will buy mango and egg = Ang thaijou arw doudwi bainai.
Good = Mwjang.
See you later = Unao lwgw mwnai.