Naga, Southern Rengma


A language of India

Alternate Names
Injang, Moiyui, Mon, Mozhumi, Nzong, Nzonyu, Rengma, Rengma Naga, Southern Rengma, Unza, Western Rengma

21,000 (1997). 61,345 total Rengma (2001 census).


West central Nagaland, Kohima district, Tseminyu subdivision; Assam, Karbi-Anglong district, 15 villages; Manipur.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).


Keteneneyu, Azonyu (Nzonyu, Southern Rengma). Tseminyu principal dialect main center. Southern Rengma and Northern Rengma [nnl] are reportedly inherently unintelligible.

Language Use

Also use English [eng], Naga Pidgin [nag].

Language Development
Literacy in Rengma is higher among older people. Young people are learning English. Bible: 2000.

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. Christian.

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