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).

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.