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Naga, Khiamniungan

A language of India

ISO 639-3: nky

Population 25,000 in India (1997).
Region Nagaland, east central part of Tuensang District. Also spoken in Myanmar.
Alternate names   Khiamngan, Khiamniungan, Khienmungan, Khemungan, Kemmungam, Kalyokengnyu, Makware, Nokaw, Para, Ponyo, Aoshedd, Welam
Dialects A divergent member of the Konyak subgroup.
Classification Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Jingpho-Konyak-Bodo, Konyak-Bodo-Garo, Konyak
Language development Roman script. NT: 1981.
Comments In Myanmar the alternate names are Makware, Nokaw, Para, Ponyo, and Welam. A Scheduled Tribe in India. SOV. Christian.

Also spoken in:

Myanmar

Language name   Naga, Khiamniungan
Region Northwestern.
Alternate names   Khiamngan, Khiamniungan, Kalyokengnyu, Makware, Nokaw, Para, Ponyo, Welam