Gangte

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Gante
Population

14,500 (2001 census).

Location

Manipur, south Churachandpur district, 37 villages; Meghalaya; Assam.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

None known. Related to Thado Chin [tcz]. Differs little from Vaiphei [vap], Paite [pck], or Zou [zom].

Language Use

Under pressure from Meitei [mni] (Van Driem 2007). Also use English [eng], Meitei [mni].

Language Development
Literacy high among young people and lower among older people. Magazines. Newspapers. Bible: 1991.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. Christian.