Singpho

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Jingphaw, Kachin, Sing-Fo
Population

2,500 (Morey 2006).

Location

Assam, Tinsukia district, Margherita subdivision; Dibrugarh, Sibsagar districts; Arunachal Pradesh, Lohit, and Changlang districts.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Turung. Lexical similarity: 50% with Jingpho [kac] of Myanmar.

Language Use

Home only. Most in Assam are also fluent in Assamese [asm]. Used as L2 by Tase Naga [nst].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: Less than 40%. Bible.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Many loans from Khamti [kht]. Kachin refers to a cultural, rather than a linguistic group. A Scheduled Tribe. Buddhist, traditional religion.