Rengma language

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Southern Rengma
Native toIndia
EthnicityRengma Naga
Native speakers
65,328 (2011 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3nre

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. ^ "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). "Southern Rengma Naga". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.