Rengma language

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Rengma
Southern Rengma
Native toIndia
RegionNagaland
EthnicityRengma Naga
Native speakers
65,328 (2011 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3nre
Glottologsout2732[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. ^ "Statement 1: Abstract of speakers' strength of languages and mother tongues - 2011". www.censusindia.gov.in. 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.