Naga, Ao

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Ao, Aorr, Cholimi, Hatigoria, Nowgong, Paimi, Uri
Population

261,000 (2001 census).

Location

Northeast Nagaland, central Mokokchung district; Assam.

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Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

Changki, Chongli (Chungli), Dordar (Yacham), Longla, Mongsen Khari. Chongli and Mongsen border on mutual unintelligibility (Burling 2003).

Language Use

Also use Assamese [asm], English [eng], or Hindi [hin].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 86% (2001 census). Literacy rate in L2: 86% (2001 census). Taught in primary schools. Radio programs. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1964–2004.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. Christian.