Angami–Pochuri languages

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Angami–Pochuri
Geographic
distribution
Nagaland
Linguistic classification Sino-Tibetan
  • Angami–Pochuri
Subdivisions
Glottolog anga1286[1]

The Angami–Pochuri languages are a small family of Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in southern Nagaland and Northern Manipur of northeast India. Conventionally classified as "Naga", they are not clearly related to other Naga languages, and are conservatively classified as an independent branch of Sino-Tibetan, pending further research.

The Angami languages are Angami, Chokri (Chakri), Kheza, Mao (Sopvoma) and Poumai.


The Pochuri languages are Pochuri–Meluri, Ntenyi (Northern Rengma), Sema (Simi), and Rengma.

Rengma–Simi might form a third branch.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Angami–Pochuri". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  • George van Driem (2001) Languages of the Himalayas: An Ethnolinguistic Handbook of the Greater Himalayan Region. Brill.