Naga, Southern Rengma

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A language of India

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

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

Location

Assam state: Karbi-Anglong district, 15 villages; Manipur state; Nagaland state: Kohima district, Tseminyu sub-district.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

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.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. Christian.

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