Naga, Thangal

Print

A language of India

Alternate Names
Khoirao, Khoirao Naga, Koirao, Kolya, Mayangkhang, Miyang-Khang, Ngari, Thangal, Thanggal, Tukaimi
Population

23,600 (2001). Ethnic population: 23,600.

Location

North Manipur, Senapati district, East and West Sadar hills subdivisions, Mapao Thangal, Thangal Surung, Makeng Thangal, Tumnoupokpi, Yaikangpou, Tikhulen, Ningthoubam, Mayangkhang, and Gailongde. Most are east of Barak valley.

Language Maps
Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Similar to Maram Naga [nma].

Typology

Postpositions; genitives, relatives before noun head; articles, adjectives, numerals after noun head; question word initial; case marked by postpositional clitics; comparatives; CV, CVC, CVV, VC, V syllables; nontonal

Language Use

All ages. Also use Meitei [mni].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 90% Meitei, English. Dictionary. NT: 2004.
Writing
Bengali script. Latin script.
Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. Christian.