Nga La language

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Nga La
Matu Chin
Region Burma, India
Ethnicity Matupi
Native speakers
40,000 (2012)[1]
Sino-Tibetan
Language codes
ISO 639-3 hlt
Glottolog ngal1291[2]

Nga La, also known as Matu Chin (Matupi) and Haltu, is a Kukish language spoken in Matupi township, Chin State, Burma, and also in Mizoram, India.

Dialects[edit]

Ethnologue lists the following dialects of Matu Chin. Matu of Mizoram, India is reportedly not intelligible with Matu varieties in Myanmar.

  • Ciing (Langle-Tamtlaih, Ngaleng, Phaneng, Siing, Vuitu)
  • Doem (Ngatu, Valang)
  • Langle-Tamtlaih
  • Ngaleng
  • Phaneng
  • Thlangpang (Changpyang)
  • Ngala (Batu)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nga La at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Nga La". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.