Naga, Tangkhul

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Champhung, Luhuppa, Luppa, Tagkhul, Tangkhul, Thangkhulm
Population

L1 users: 142,000 (2001 census).

Location

Manipur state: Ukhrul district, 168 villages; Nagaland and Tripura states.

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Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

Ukhrul, Khunggoi, Khangoi, Kupome, Phadang. Ukhrul is principal dialect.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 73% Meitei [mni], English [eng] (2001 census). Literature is based on the Ukhrul dialect. Taught in primary schools. Literature. Newspapers. Periodicals. Radio. Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1976.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. The most educated group of Manipur. Christian.

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