Naga, Thangal


A language of India

Alternate Names
Khoirao, Khoirao Naga, Koirao, Kolya, Mayangkhang, Miyang-Khang, Ngari, Thangal, Thanggal, Tukaimi

23,600 (2001). Ethnic population: 23,600.


North Manipur, Senapati district, East and West Sadar hills subdivisions, Mapao Thangal, Thangal Surung, Makeng Thangal, Tumnoupokpi, Yaikangpou, Tikhulen, Ningthoubam, Mayangkhang, and Gailongde. Most are east of Barak valley.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).


None known. Reportedly similar to Maram Naga [nma].


Postpositions; genitives, relatives before noun head; articles, adjectives, numerals after noun head; question word initial; case marked by postpositional clitics; comparatives; CV, CVC, CVV, VC, V syllables; nontonal.

Language Use

All ages. Also use English [eng], Meitei [mni].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 90% Meitei, English. Dictionary. NT: 2004.

Bengali script [Beng]. Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. Christian.