Naga, Makuri

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A language of Myanmar

Alternate Names
Makury
Population

2,500 in Myanmar (2004). Population total all countries: 6,500.

Location

Sagaing Region, Khamti district, Layshi, Homalin, and Lahe townships.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Arale, Kyaungphuri (Shu), Kyile, Makhwale, Saingphule (Saingpuri), Shera (Shaera). Lexical similarity: 93% with Makuri Naga, 30%–37% with Long Phuri Naga [lpn], 17%–19% with Para Naga [pzn].

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Burmese [mya]. Used as L2 by Long Phuri Naga [lpn].

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian (Protestant), Buddhist, traditional religion.

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