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A language of India

Alternate Names
Namfau
Population

23,200 in India (2001 census). Total users in all countries: 23,250.

Location

Manipur state: Chandel district, Chakpikarong, Chandel, and Engnoupal sub-divisions, on Chakpi river banks.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Laizo, Mulsom. Reportedly most similar to Lamgang [lmk] (Kuki Naga).

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Also use Meitei [mni]. Used as L2 by Moyon Naga [nmo].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 74% (2001 census). Bible: 2006.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. Declared themselves Nagas (ethnically) in 1963. Christian.

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