The Konyak languages, or Northern Naga, are a small family of half a dozen Tibeto-Burman languages spoken by the Naga people in southeastern Arunachal Pradesh and northeastern Nagaland states of northeastern India. They are not particularly closely related to other Naga languages. The best known Konyak languages are Konyak and Nocte.
The Konyak languages are some of the most neglected of the Tibeto-Burman family. No thorough research has been done apart from few books written during the colonial era. There are a large number of divergent dialects, and villages even a few kilometers apart frequently have to rely on a separate common language.
- Konyak, Chang, Wancho, Phom, Khiamniungan–Ponyo–Htangan
- Tase (Tangsa), Nocte, Tutsa
Ethnologue 17 adds Makyan, which is not close to languages against which it has been tested.
- George van Driem (2001) Languages of the Himalayas: An Ethnolinguistic Handbook of the Greater Himalayan Region. Brill.
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