Naga, Tangkhul

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Champhung, Luhuppa, Luppa, Tagkhul, Tangkhul, Thangkhulm
Population

142,000 (2001 census).

Location

Manipur, Ukhrul district, 168 villages; Nagaland; Tripura.

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Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

Khangoi, Khunggoi, Kupome, Phadang, Ukhrul. Ukhrul is principal dialect.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 73% Meitei, English (2001 census). Literacy rate in L2: 73% Meitei [mni], English (2001 census). Literature is based on the Ukhrul dialect. Taught in primary schools. Magazines. Newspapers. Radio programs. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1976.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. The most educated group of Manipur. Christian.