Naga, Akyaung Ari

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A language of Myanmar

Alternate Names
Ngachan
Population

1,000 (2004 SIL).

Location

Sagaing Region, south Layshi township, Heinkut, Jagram, and Ngachan villages.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Very little (if any) dialect variation within Akyaung Ari Naga. Lexical similarity: 52% with Tanghkul Naga of Somra [ntx], 23% with Tangkhul Naga of Ukhrul in India [nmf], 23% with Koki Naga [nxk].

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Tangkhul Naga [ntx].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Tribally, the Akyaung Ari are included as part of Tangkhul Naga, but their language is very distinct. Christian.