Naga, Sangtam

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Isachanure, Lophomi, Sangtam
Population

76,000 (2011 census).

Location

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

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Language Status

4 (Educational).

Dialects

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.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

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

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