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Lamkang

A language of India

ISO 639-3: lmk

Population 10,000 in India (1999 village govt. census).
Region Southeast Manipur, Chandel District, 6 villages in West of Chandel District east of Shuganu, 6 villages on the road between Chalong and Mombi New, 18 villages on roads between Palel and Chandel town and Palel and Sibong; Nagaland; Dimapur, Thamlakhuren; 1 village in Myanmar: Betukshangreng, 20 km from the border with Southeast Manipur. Also spoken in Myanmar.
Alternate names   "Lamgang", "Hiroi-Lamgang", Lamkaang, Lamkang Naga
Dialects Closest to Anal Naga.
Classification Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Kuki-Chin-Naga, Kuki-Chin, Northern
Language use All ages. All understand Meitei. Some also speak Hindi or English.
Language development Literacy rate in second language: 40% Meitei: 10 to 40 year olds (Towar 2000). Literacy help requested, only 2% can read Roman script. Roman script; Burmese script in Myanmar. NT: 2002.
Comments A Scheduled Tribe in India. "Lamgang" and "Hiroi-Lamgang" are not correct names. SOV; postpositions; genitives before head nouns; adjectives and numerals after noun heads; noun prefixes mark person, number of possessor; VC, CV, CVC, CCCVC. Mountain slope. Scrub forest. Agriculturalists. Christian.

Also spoken in:

Myanmar

Language name   Lamkang
Region Betukshangreng village, 20 km from the border with southeast Manipur, India.
Alternate names   "Lamgang", "Hiroi-Lamgang", Lamkaang, Lamkang Naga