Rengma language

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Not to be confused with Northern Rengma language.
Rengma
Southern Rengma
Native to India
Region Nagaland
Ethnicity Rengma Naga
Native speakers
21,000 (1997)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 nre
Glottolog sout2732[2]

Rengma, or Southern Rengma, is an Angami–Pochuri language spoken in Nagaland, India.

Names[edit]

Alternate names and dialect names of Rengma include Injang, Moiyui, Mon, Mozhumi, Nzong, Nzonyu, Rengma, Rengma Naga, Southern Rengma, Unza and Western Rengma (Ethnologue).

Dialects[edit]

Ethnologue reports the following dialects of Rengma.

  • Keteneneyu
  • Azonyu (Nzonyu, Southern Rengma)

Tseminyu is the principal dialect main center. Southern Rengma and Northern Rengma are reportedly inherently unintelligible.

Geographical distribution[edit]

Ethnologue reports the following locations for Rengma.

References[edit]

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