Naga, Koki

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A language of Myanmar

Alternate Names
Konke
Population

2,000 (2004 SIL).

Location

Sagain, south Layshi township; 10 villages.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Very little (if any) dialect variation within Koki. Lexical similarity within Koki: 98%. Lexical similarity: 19%–32% with Tangkhul Naga [ntx] in Myanmar, 23% with Akyaung Ari Naga [nqy], 22%–24% with Para Naga [pzn].

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Older generation also uses Tangkhul Naga [ntx].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Tribally, the Koki are included as part of Tangkhul Naga, but their language is very distinct. Not the same as Kuki Chin (Chin, Thado [tcz]). Buddhist, Christian, traditional religion.