Kheza language

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Native toIndia
Native speakers
41,625 (2011 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3nkh

Khezha Naga or Khuzha Naga, is a major language of Chakhesang community of Phek District in the eastern part of Nagaland, India. It is generally spoken by the Khezha people and is one of the three major languages of the Chakhesang Naga tribe. Khezha or Khuzhale is predominantly spoken in Pfutsero and Chizami region of Phek District. It is also spoken by few villages in the western part of Ukhrul District in Manipur State, India.

Further reading[edit]

  • Kapfo, Kedutso. 1993. A Descriptive Analysis of Khezha. University of Mysore. (Doctoral dissertation);
  • Kapfo, Kedutso. 2004. The Ethnology of the Khezhas and Khezha grammar. Mysore: Central Institute of Indian Languages.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Statement 1: Abstract of speakers' strength of languages and mother tongues - 2011". Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Khezha Naga". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.