Gangte language

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Region India
Ethnicity Gangte
Native speakers
15,000 in India (2001 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 gnb
Glottolog gang1266[2]

Gangte is a Kukish language of Northeastern India where speakers are found primarily in Manipur and adjacent areas of Meghalaya and Assam. The language appears to be homogeneous with no known dialectal variation and exhibits at least partial mutual intelligibility with the other Kukish dialects of the area including Thadou, Hmar, Vaiphei, Simte, Kom and Paite languages.[3] There are a few speakers across the border in Burma.[citation needed]

Geographical distribution[edit]

Gangte is spoken in 37 villages of southern Churachandpur district, Manipur (Ethnologue). It is also spoken in Meghalaya and Assam.


  1. ^ Distribution of the 100 non-scheduled languages
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Gangte". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Singh, Chungkham Yashawanta (1995). "The linguistic situation in Manipur" (PDF). Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area. 18 (1): 129–134. Retrieved 19 June 2014.