Sopvoma language

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Not to be confused with Mao languages or Southern Mao language.
Native to India
Region Nagaland, Manipur
Ethnicity Mao Naga, Poumai Naga
Native speakers
130,000  (1997)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
nbi – Mao
pmx – Poumai

Mao, or Sopvoma, is a Naga language of India. It is similar to Angami. According to Ethnologue (2009), the Paomata dialect may be the same as Poumei (Poumai) Naga, which has received a separate ISO code.

See Mao Naga#Language for further details.


  1. ^ Mao at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Poumai at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)