30,000 (Holm 1989).
Nagaland, Kohima district, Dimapur subdivision; Arunachal Pradesh border area.
3 (Wider communication).
A variety least similar to Assamese [asm] is spoken by the Yimchenger Naga, and varieties most similar to Assamese by the Angami Naga, and around Dimapur and Kohima.
L1 for the Kachari in Dimapur area, a small community, and among children of interethnic marriages. Used by most of the speakers of 29 Naga languages as L2.