Naga, Inpui


A language of India

Naga, Inpui

Alternate Names
Inpui, Kabui, Kabui Naga, Kapwi, Koboi, Kubai
Language Maps

29,200 (2001 census).


Manipur, Senapati, Tamenglong, and Imphal districts, 16 villages; Nagaland, Dimapur, New Zaluke, Mahei Namchi, and Peren; Assam.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


None known. Considered by some to be the same language as Puimei Naga [npu]. Lexical similarity: 68% with Puimei Naga [npu].

Language Use

Home, religion. All ages. Positive attitudes. Most also use Meitei [mni]. Also use English [eng], Rongmei Naga [nbu].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 70% in English [eng] and in Meitei [mni] (Bengali script) (2000). Literacy high among young people in Meitei and English. NT: 2011.

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Kabui recognized as Scheduled Tribe combining Inpui and Rongmei. Christian.

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