Vaiphei language

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Region India
Ethnicity Vaiphei (Zomi)
Native speakers
40,000 (2001 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 vap
Glottolog vaip1239[2]

Vaiphei is a Kukish 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]


  1. ^ Distribution of the 100 non-scheduled languages, n° 95 Vaiphei
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Vaiphei". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  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.