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A language of India

Alternate Names
Namfau
Population

23,200 in India (2001 census). Population total all countries: 23,250.

Location

Southeast Manipur, Chandel district, Chandel, Chakpikarong, and Tengnoupal subdivisions, on Chakpi river banks. Possibly in Bangladesh. Also in Myanmar.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Laizo, Mulsom. Most similar to Lamgang [lmk] (Kuki Naga).

Typology

SOV

Language Use

Also use Meitei [mni].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 74% (2001 census). Bible: 2006.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. Declared themselves Nagas (ethnically) in 1963. Christian.

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