Naga, Sangtam

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Isachanure, Lophomi, Sangtam
Population

84,300 (2001 census).

Location

Southeast Nagaland, Tuensang district, Kiphire subdivision and Chare circle.

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Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

Kizare, Phelongre, Photsimi, Pirr (Northern Sangtam), Purr (Southern Sangtam), Thukumi (Central Sangtam). Standard based on Tsadanger village dialect. Kizare north of Meluri, and not known how much it differs from other Sangtam.

Language Use

Also use Naga Pidgin [nag], Naga Ao [njo], Hindi [hin], or English [eng].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 40% (2001 census). Taught in primary schools. Bible: 1995.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Chokri, Khezha, and a small section of Sangtam make up the Chakhesang Naga community. A Scheduled Tribe. Christian.