Naga, Zeme

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Arung, Empeo, Empui, Jeme, Kacha, Kachcha, Kachcha Naga, Kutcha, Mezama, Sangrima, Sengima, Zeliang, Zeliangrong, Zeme, Zemi
Population

34,100 (2001 census).

Location

Assam, North Cachar district, upper Barak valley; Manipur, Tamenglong district; Nagaland, Kohima district, Jhaluke, Paren, Medzephima blocks.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Paren, Njauna.

Language Use

Used strongly for oral communication but not much in written form. Home, village, church. Positive attitudes. Also use Hindi [hin].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 59% in Manipur (2001 census). Radio programs. NT: 1978–1992.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. Christian, Hindu.

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