Naga, Ponyo-Gongwang

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A language of Myanmar

Autonym
Gongwang Naga, Ponyo Naga
Population

4,500 (2008 SIL).

Location

Sagaing region: Khamti district, Lahe township, 19 villages.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Ponyo (Manauk, Mannok, Ponnyio, Pounyu), Gongwang (Gongvan, Saplo, Saplow, Solo, Tsaplo, Tsawlaw). Very little dialect variation within Gongwang and within Ponyo, but between these 2 dialects, there are differences. Comprehension seems to be high between Ponyo and Gongwang speakers. Lexical similarity: 89%–91% between Ponyo and Gongwang, 69%–75% with Lainong Naga [lzn], 67%–73% with Khiamniungan Naga [kix].

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Khiamniungan Naga [kix], Lainong Naga [lzn].

Writing

Latin script [Latn], used since 2014.

Other Comments

They feel culturally and linguistically related to both Lainong Naga [lzn] and Khiamniungan Naga [kix]. Christian, Buddhist, traditional religion.

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