Naga, Chothe

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Chawte, Chote, Chothe, Chowte
Population

3,600 (2001). Ethnic population: 3,600.

Location

Southeast Manipur, Chandel district, 15 villages; Bishnupur district, Lamlang Hupi village; Nagaland, near Myanmar border.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Most similar to Tarao Naga [tro]. Reported intelligibility of Aimol [aim]. Lexical similarity: less than 60% with any neighboring languages.

Language Use

Purest Chothe spoken in Purum Khullen. Home, village, religion. Positive attitudes. Also use Meitei [mni] or English [eng].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 90% in Meitei (Bengali script) (2000).
Writing
Bengali script. Latin script.
Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. Christian.