Naga, Long Phuri

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A language of Myanmar

Alternate Names
Amimi Naga, Longpfuri, Longpfuru, Mimi
Population

1,000 (2004).

Location

Sagaing Region, Khamti district, Layshi township. 6 villages. Some across the border in India.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Little (if any) dialect variation within Long Phuri. Lexical similarity: 30%–37% with Makuri Naga [jmn], 23%–25% with Para Naga [pzn].

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Burmese [mya], especially youth; many bilingual in Makuri Naga [jmn], especially older generation.

Writing
Unwritten.
Other Comments

Christian, Buddhist, traditional religion.