Monpa, Tawang

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Brahmi, Cuona Menba, Dwags, Monkit, Northern Monpa, Takpa, Tawan Monba
Population

8,600 in India. Population total all countries: 9,900.

Location

Arunachal Pradesh, Tawang district.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Typology

Basic SOV.

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, village, religion. Positive attitudes. Also use Hindi [hin]. Used as L2 by Sherdukpen [sdp].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 32% (2001 census).
Writing

Devanagari script [Deva].

Other Comments

Glossonym: Tawan Monba in Tibet. Monpa (Moinba), ‘man of the lower country’, refers to several ethnically related peoples, which may not be related linguistically. Buddhist.

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