Naga, Inpui


A language of India

Alternate Names
Kabui, Kabui Naga, Kapwi, Koboi, Kubai

29,200 (2001 census).


Manipur, Senapati, Tamenglong, and Imphal districts, 16 villages; Nagaland, Dimapur, New Zaluke, Mahei Namchi, and Peren; Assam.

Language Maps
Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


Considered by some to be the same language as Puimei Naga [npu]. Lexical similarity: 68% with Puimei Naga [npu].

Language Use

Home, religion. All ages. Positive attitudes. 80% use Meitei [mni]. Some also use English [eng], or Rongmei [nbu].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 70% in English and in Meitei (Bengali script) (2000). Literacy high among young people in Meitei and English.
Latin script.
Other Comments

‘Kabui’ is the government name for Inpui and Rongmei. Kabui recognized as Scheduled Tribe combining Inpui and Rongmei. Christian.