Sherdukpen

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Ngnok
Population

L1 users: 3,100 (2001).

Location

Arunachal Pradesh state: West Kameng district, Rupa (Kupa), Shergaon, and Thungrao villages; Maharashtra state: Jigaon; Assam state.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 49%–60% with Sartang. Burling (2003) groups it with Puroik [suv] and Bugun [bgg] and possibly also with Lish [lsh] and Sartang [onp].

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, village, religion. Also use Hindi [hin], Tawang Monpa [twm]. Used as L2 by Bugun [bgg].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 15% (20% male, 7% female) (Muanthanga 1998).
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe. Separated from the Sartang by war. Buddhist, traditional religion.

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