Elementary Sylheti

Welcome to the world of Sylheti language and culture! The "Elementary Sylheti" Wikibook is your gateway to unlocking the beauty and depth of Sylheti, a language spoken in the enchanting Sylhet region of South Asia and cherished by Sylheti communities around the globe. Whether you're a curious beginner eager to grasp the basics or a heritage speaker looking to strengthen your connection to your roots, this collaborative Wikibook is here to guide you. Our mission is to provide you with a comprehensive, accessible, and engaging resource that not only teaches you the fundamentals of Sylheti pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary but also immerses you in the rich cultural context of the language. Through this Wikibook, you'll embark on a journey of language learning, cultural exploration, and community building. So, let's embark on this adventure together as we discover the fascinating world of Sylheti language and heritage!

Table of contents

Introductory Material


Talking about today

Talking about the past

Planning for the future

Extra Help

Supplemental lessons




References and further reading

  • Cable, C. (2014). Primary Teaching Assistants Curriculum in Context. United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis.
  • Martin-Jones, M., Jones, K. (2001). Multilingual Literacies: Reading and Writing Different Worlds. Netherlands: John Benjamins Publishing Company.
  • Revitalizing Endangered Languages: A Practical Guide. (2021). United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
  • Weber, J., Horner, K. (2013). Introducing Multilingualism: A Social Approach. United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis.
  • Thomas, C. (2012). Growing Up with Languages: Reflections on Multilingual Childhoods. United Kingdom: Multilingual Matters.

Other resources

  • The Number Story 1: Small Book One English-Sylheti by Miss Anna.