Naga, Konyak

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Kanyak, Konyak
Population

248,000 in India (2001 census). Population total all countries: 250,000.

Location

Assam, Sibsagar district, Nagagaon and Bortol villages near Simulguri township; northeast Nagaland, Mon and Tuensang districts. Also in Myanmar.

Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

Angphang, Changnyu, Chen, Chingkao, Chinglang, Choha, Gelekidoria, Hopao, Jakphang, Longching, Longkhai (Lungkhai, Lungkhi), Longmein, Longwa, Mon, Mulung, Ngangching, Sang, Shamnyuyanga, Shanlang, Shengha, Shunyuo, Sima, Sowa, Tableng (Angwangku, Kongon, Mohung, Wakching), Tabu, Tamkhungnyuo, Tang, Tobunyuo, Tolamleinyua, Totok. Tableng is standard dialect spoken in Wanching and Wakching. Similar to Phom Naga [nph].

Language Use

Also use Naga Pidgin [nag], English [eng], or Hindi [hin].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 40% (2001 census). Literacy rate in L2: 40% (2001 census). Taught in primary schools. Radio programs. Dictionary. Bible: 1992.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. Christian.

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