60,000 in Myanmar (2010). Population total all countries: 100,100.
Sagaing Region, Khamti district, Nanyun, Pangsau, Lahe, and Khamti townships; Kachin State, Myitkyina district, Shinbwiyan and Tanai townships. Also in India.
Asen (Aasen, Hansin, Raqsa, Yasa), Bote (Bongtai, Butay, Hteinpa, Nokpa, Nukpa), Chamchang (Kimsing), Chamkok (Tamko, Thamkok), Champhang (Thamphang), Cholim (Tawlum, Tulim, Tulum), Chuyo (Wanggu, Wangoo), Gaha (Halum), Gakat (Wakka, Wanga), Gaqchan (Gashan), Gawkchung (Kochong), Hacheng (Hakyai), Hachum (Chumnyu, Chumsa, Gachung), Hakhü (Gakhi, Hachi, Hakhii, Hatse), Hakhun (Gakhun), Haman (Gaman), Hapaw, Hasik (Awla, Awlay, Laju), Henchin (Sanching, Shangchein), Hokuq, Jöngi (Dongai, Donghee, Dongi), Kaisan (Kyetsan), Khalak (Hkalak), Kon (Chawang, Kyawan, Yawngkon, Yongkon), Kotlum (Kawlum), Kumka (Kum Ga, Kumga), Lakki (Lakai), Lama, Lochang (Lanchein, Langshin), Lonyung (Galawn, Galun), Lumnu, Lungkhi (Longkhai), Lungri, Maitai (Meitei, Mitay), Miku (Maihku), Mitay (Maitai), Moshang (Mawshang), Mungre (Mawrang, Morang), Nahen (Nahim, Nahin), Ngaimong (Maimong, Ngaimau), Pingku (Pyengoo), Ranchi (Rangchein), Ranu, Rara, Rasa, Rera (Ronrang), Riha (Lulum), Ringkhu (Rangkhu), Sansik (Sheiknyo, Siknyo, Sikpo), Shangti (Sangtai, Shangthi), Shangwan (Changwan, Shangwal, Shawvel), Shekyü (Sangche, Sanke, Shaekjeng, Shaekyeu), Shokra (Sawkrang, Shaukra, Shograng), Toke (Tawkay), Yangno. A group of many Naga speech varieties, some of which are separate languages. Intelligibility high between some speech varieties; low between others. Intelligibility between varieties is higher in the north and fairly low in the south. Wide range of lexical similarity within dialects, from 35%–97%.
SOV; postpositions; genitives, articles before noun heads; numerals, adjectives after head nouns; question word final; word order distinguishes subject, object, and indirect object; ergative-absolutive marked, particles indicate case after the noun; passives; tonal
This group is called Tangshang in Myanmar and Tangsa in India. Tase is the Chamchang (Kimsing) pronunciation of the name. Christian, Buddhist.