Rengma language

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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.


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


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.


  1. ^ Rengma at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Southern Rengma Naga". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.