Nga La language

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Matu
Matupi Chin
RegionBurma, India
EthnicityMatupi
Native speakers
40,000 (2012)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3hlt
Glottologngal1291[2]

Matu, also known as Matu Chin (Matupi) is a Kuki-Chin 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, Phanaeng, Voitu)
  • Doem (Valang)
  • Nguitu(Leiring)
  • Thlangpang (Changpyang-Ramtuem)
  • Haltu
  • Ngala (Batu-Hnawte)
  • Ta'aw(Daihnan, Luivang)
  • Tuivang(Amsoi-Rawkthang)
  • Matu Dai (Madu-Weilu)
  • Weilaung(Kronam-Leishi)
  • Thaiphum

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matu at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Nga La". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  • Shintani Tadahiko. 2016. The Matu language. Linguistic survey of Tay cultural area (LSTCA) no. 110. Tokyo: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA).