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Naga, Inpui

A language of India

ISO 639-3nkf

Population  10,000 (2000 Baptist Ass’n).
Region  Manipur, Senapati, Tamenglong, Imphal districts, 16 villages; Nagaland, Dimapur, New Zaluke, Mahei Namchi, Peren; Assam.
Alternate names   Inpui, Kabui, Kabui Naga, Kapwi, Koboi, Kubai
Dialects  Considered by some the same language as Puimei Naga [npu]. Lexical similarity: 68% with Puimei Naga.
Classification  Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Kuki-Chin-Naga, Naga, Zeme
Language use  Home, religion. All ages. Positive attitude. Also use Meitei [mni], English, or Rongmei [nbu].
Language development  Literacy rate in L2: 70% in English and in Meitei (Bengali script). Literacy high among young people in Meitei and English.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Speakers known as ‘Inpui’. ‘Kabui’ is used by others, and is the government name for Inpui and Rongmei. Kabui recognized as Scheduled Tribe combining Inpui and Rongmei. Agriculturalists; hunters: trappers. Christian.
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