Naga, Sangtam


A language of India

Alternate Names
Isachanure, Lophomi, Sangtam

76,000 (2011 census).


Nagaland state: Tuensang district, Kiphire sub-district, Chare circle.

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Language Status

4 (Educational).


Kizare, Pirr (Northern Sangtam), Phelongre, Thukumi (Central Sangtam), Photsimi, Purr (Southern Sangtam). Standard based on Tsadanger village dialect. Kizare north of Meluri, and not known how much it differs from other Sangtam.

Language Use

Also use Ao Naga [njo], English [eng], Hindi [hin], Naga Pidgin [nag].

Language Development

Literacy rate in L2: 40% (2001 census). Taught in primary schools. Literature. Bible: 1995.


Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Chokri, Khezha, and a small section of Sangtam make up the Chakhesang Naga community. Christian.

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