L1 users: 132,000 (2001 census).
Nagaland state: Kohima district; Maharashtra and Manipur states.
3 (Wider communication). Trade language used by about 30,000 Naga of other groups.
Dzuna, Kehena, Khonoma, Chakroma (Western Angami), Mima, Nali, Mozome, Tengima (Kohima). Tengima (Kohima) dialect is standard. Naga Chokri and Naga Khezha are eastern Angami groups with their own dialects. 2 southern varieties (Viswemal, Jakhama) are not intelligible with dialects listed. Tenyidie is an umbrella term for all the dialects spoken by the Angami people.
SOV; numerals after head nouns; postpositions; tonal.
Latin script [Latn].
A Scheduled Tribe. Christian.