Naga, Nocte

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Borduria, Jaipuria, Mohongia, Namsangia, Nocte, Nokte, Paniduria
Population

33,000 (2001 census). 19,800 monolinguals (2001 census).

Location

Southeast Arunachal Pradesh, Tirap district, Khonsa, Namsang, and Laju circles; Changlang district; Assam, Lakhimpur district, Jaipur; North Nagaland, Mon district, Namsang.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Khapa, Laju, Ponthai (Lamlak). Reportedly similar to Tase Naga [nst]. Ponthai may be an ethnic group, not a dialect. 50% intelligible with Wancho Naga [nnp].

Typology

SOV; postpositions; genitives before noun heads; articles, adjectives, numerals after noun heads; affixes indicate case of noun phrase; causatives; comparatives; CV, CVC, CVV, CVVC, V; tonal, at least 3 tones.

Language Use

Home, village, religion. All ages. Also use Assamese [asm], English [eng], Hindi [hin].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 47% (2001 census). Radio programs.
Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. Tutsa, Wancho, Laju, Lamlak considered ethnic subgroups of Nocte although Tutsa consider themselves not related to Nocte. Christian, Hindu, traditional religion.