Naga, Mao

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Emela, Imemai, Maikel, Mao, Memi, Sopfomo, Sopvoma, Southern Angami, Spowama
Population

81,000 (1997).

Location

Northwest Manipur, Senapati district; Nagaland.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Paomata. Related to Angami Naga [njm]. Paomata dialect and Poumei Naga [pmx] may be the same (Breton 1997).

Language Use

Also use Meitei [mni].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: High. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 2001.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Mao is a Scheduled Tribe. Christian.