Chiru

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Chhori
Population

7,000 (2000 A. Khorong).

Location

Manipur, Tamenglong district, Lamdangmei and Dolang villages; Senapati, Kangchup, Thangzing, Sadu, Bungte, Nungshai, Dolang Khunou, and Uram villages; Churachandpur district, Charoi Khullen cillage; Thoubal sistrict, Vaithou; Bishnupur district; Assam, Cachar district, a village near Jirbom; Nagaland. Scattered.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Reportedly most similar to Chin Mizo [lus].

Language Use

Educated youth more interested in developing L1 and preserving culture than elders. Community. All ages. Mixed attitudes. Also use English [eng], Meitei [mni].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 56% in English and Meitei (2000 A. Khorong).
Writing

Bengali script [Beng]. Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. Christian.