Naga, Southern Rengma

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Injang, Moiyui, Mon, Mozhumi, Nzong, Nzonyu, Rengma, Rengma Naga, Southern Rengma, Unza, Western Rengma
Population

21,000 (1997). 61,345 total Rengma (2001 census).

Location

West central Nagaland, Kohima district, Tseminyu subdivision; Assam, Karbi-Anglong district, 15 villages; Manipur.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Azonyu (Nzonyu, Southern Rengma), Keteneneyu. Tseminyu principal dialect main center. Southern Rengma and Northern Rengma [nnl] are reportedly inherently unintelligible.

Language Use

Also use English [eng], Naga Pidgin [nag].

Language Development
Literacy in Rengma is higher among older people. Young people are learning English. Bible: 2000.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. Christian.