Naga, Monsang


A language of India

Alternate Names
Mawshang, Monshang, Moshang, Mushang

3,200 (2001). Ethnic population: 3,200.


Manipur state: Chandel district, Chandel sub-district, Heibunglok, Japhou, Liwa Sarei, Liwchangning, and Monsang Pantha villages; Nagaland state: near Myanmar border.

Language Maps
Language Status

5 (Developing).


None known. Reportedly most similar to Moyon Naga [nmo] and Anal Naga [anm].

Language Use

Also use English [eng], Hindi [hin], Meitei [mni], Naga Pidgin [nag]. Used as L2 by Moyon Naga [nmo].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 80% (1988). Many read and write Meitei (Singh 1998b). Literacy program in progress by government and church. NT: 2009.

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. Christian.

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