Naga, Inpui


A language of India

Alternate Names
Kabui, Kabui Naga, Kapwi, Koboi, Kubai

29,200 (2001 census).


Manipur, Senapati, Tamenglong, and Imphal districts, 16 villages; Nagaland, Dimapur, New Zaluke, Mahei Namchi, and Peren; Assam.

Language Maps
Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


None known. Considered by some to be the same language as Puimei Naga [npu]. Lexical similarity: 68% with Puimei Naga [npu].

Language Use

Home, religion. All ages. Positive attitudes. 80% also use Meitei [mni]. Also use English [eng], Rongmei Naga [nbu].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 70% in English and in Meitei (Bengali script) (2000). Literacy high among young people in Meitei and English. NT: 2011.

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

‘Kabui’ is the government name for Inpui and Rongmei. Kabui recognized as Scheduled Tribe combining Inpui and Rongmei. Christian.