Maringic languages

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EthnicityMaring Naga
Native speakers
26,000 (2011 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3Either:
nng – Maring proper
nkb – Khoibu

Maring and Khoibu are closely related Sino-Tibetan languages spoken by the Maring Naga of India. Linguistically they are closest to the Tangkhulic languages.

Maring is spoken in Laiching in the southeast of Chandel District, Manipur and the northern border mountainous region of Tengnoupal subdivision of that district (Ethnologue). Khoibu is spoken in Khoibu, Narum, Saibol, and Yangkhul villages of Chandel District (Ethnologue).


  1. ^ "Statement 1: Abstract of speakers' strength of languages and mother tongues - 2011". Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 2018-07-07.
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Maringic". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.