Vaiphei language

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Vaiphei
RegionIndia
EthnicityVaiphei
Native speakers
42,748 (2011 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3vap
Glottologvaip1239[2]

Vaiphei is a Kuki-Chin language of India spoken in Manipur, Assam, Meghalaya, and Tripura. The dialect spoken in Manipur exhibits a least partial mutual intelligibility with the other Kukish dialects of the area including Thadou, Hmar, Paite, Simte, Kom and Gangte languages.[3]

Geographical distribution[edit]

Vaiphei is spoken in more than 30 villages of Churachandpur district, southern Manipur (Ethnologue). There are also speakers in Assam, Meghalaya, and Tripura.

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 7 July 2018.
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Vaiphei". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Singh, Chungkham Yashawanta (1995). "The linguistic situation in Manipur" (PDF). Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area. 18 (1): 129–134. Retrieved 19 June 2014.