Wancho language

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Wancho
Native to India
Native speakers
49,000 (2001 census)[1]
Sino-Tibetan
Language codes
ISO 639-3 nnp
Glottolog wanc1238[2]

Wancho is a Konyak language of north-eastern India. Wancho is spoken in 36 villages of southeastern Tirap district, Arunachal Pradesh, as well as in Assam and Nagaland (Ethnologue). Alternate names include Banpara Naga, Joboka, Jokoba.

Dialects[edit]

Ethnologue lists the following dialects of Wancho.

  • Changnoi
  • Bor Muthun (Bor Mutonia)
  • Horu Muthun
  • Kulung Muthun (Mithan)

There is significant variation among the dialects spoken in the upper and lower regions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wancho at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Wancho Naga". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.