Koki language

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Koki
Koki Naga
Native toBurma
Native speakers
2,000 (2004)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3nxk
GlottologNone

Koki (Konke, Kokak), or Koki Naga, is an unclassified Sino-Tibetan language spoken in Burma. Speakers are included under the wider Naga ethnicity. It has been documented in Shintani (2018).[2]

Classification[edit]

Koki is currently unclassified within Tibeto-Burman. Ethnologue (21st edition) notes that Koki shares 19%–32% lexical similarity with Tangkhul Naga [ntx] in Myanmar, 23% with Akyaung Ari Naga [nqy], and 22%–24% with Jejara Naga [pzn].

Distribution[edit]

It is spoken in 10 villages of southern Leshi Township, Hkamti District, Sagaing Region, Myanmar.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Koki at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Shintani Tadahiko. 2018. The Kokak language. Linguistic survey of Tay cultural area (LSTCA) no. 119. Tokyo: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA).