L1 users: 30,000 (Holm 1989).
Nagaland state: Kohima district, Dimapur sub-district; Arunachal Pradesh state border area.
3 (Wider communication).
None known. A variety least similar to Assamese [asm] is spoken by the Yimchenger Naga, and varieties most similar to Assamese by the Angami Naga, and around Dimapur and Kohima.
L1 for the Kachari in Dimapur area, a small community, and among children of interethnic marriages. Used as L2 by Angami Naga [njm], Chang Naga [nbc], Dimasa [dis], Konyak Naga [nbe], Lotha Naga [njh], Monsang Naga [nmh], Phom Naga [nph], Pochuri Naga [npo], Sakachep [sch], Sangtam Naga [nsa], Southern Rengma Naga [nre], Sumi Naga [nsm], Yimchungru Naga [yim].
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