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Naga, Monsang

A language of India

ISO 639-3nmh

Population  3,200 (2001). Ethnic population: 3,200.
Region  Manipur, Chandel District, Chandel Subdivision, Liwchangning, Heibunglok, Liwa Sarei, Japhou, Monsang Pantha villages; north Nagaland, near Myanmar border.
Alternate names   Mawshang, Monshang, Moshang, Mushang
Dialects  Most similar to Moyon Naga [mno], Anal Naga [anm].
Classification  Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Kuki-Chin-Naga, Kuki-Chin, Northern
Language use  Also use Meitei [mni], English, Hindi, or Naga Pidgin [nag].
Language development  Literacy rate in L2: 80%. Literacy program in progress by government and church. All can read and write Meitei (Singh 1998).
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  A Scheduled Tribe. Swidden agriculturalists. Christian.
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