Monpa, Tawang


A language of India

Alternate Names
Brahmi, Cuona Menba, Dwags, Monkit, Northern Monpa, Takpa, Tawan Monba

8,600 in India. Total users in all countries: 9,900.


Arunachal Pradesh state: Tawang district.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


Basic SOV.

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, village, religion. Used by all. Positive attitudes. Also use Hindi [hin]. Used as L2 by Sherdukpen [sdp].

Language Development

Literacy rate in L2: 32% (2001 census).


Devanagari script [Deva].

Other Comments

Monpa (Moinba), ‘man of the lower country’, refers to several ethnically related peoples, which may not be related linguistically. Buddhist.

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