Wancho language

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Native to India
Native speakers
49,000 (2001 census)[1]
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 Longding district, Tirap district, Arunachal Pradesh, as well as in Assam and Nagaland (Ethnologue). Alternate names include Banpara Naga, Joboka, Jokoba.


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.


  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.