Nga La language

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Matu, also known as Matu Chin (Matupi) is a Kuki-Chin-Mizo language spoken in Matupi township, Chin State, Burma, and also in Mizoram, India by the Matu people. The "Nga La" dialect is the most common used dialect in Matupi and is the official language of Matupi township other than Bamar or Burmese language, which is the official language of Myanmar.

Matu
Matupi Chin
RegionBurma, India
EthnicityMatupi
Native speakers
70,000 (2012)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3hlt
Glottologngal1291[2]

DialectsEdit

Ethnologue lists the following dialects of Matu Chin. Matu of Mizoram, India is reportedly not intelligible with Matu varieties in Myanmar.

  • Ciing (Langle (Tamtlaih) -Ngaleng, Phanaeng, Voitu)
  • Doem (Valang) (Official language of Matu)
  • Nguitu (Leiring)
  • Thlangpang (Changpyang-Ramtuem)
  • Haltu
  • Ngala (Batu-Hnawte)
  • Ta'aw (Daihnan, Luivang)
  • Tuivang (Amsoi-Rawkthang)
  • Matu Dai (Madu-Weilu)
  • Weilaung (Kronam-Leishi)
  • Thaiphum

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Matu at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Nga La". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  • Shintani Tadahiko. 2016. The Matu language. Linguistic survey of Tay cultural area (LSTCA) no. 110. Tokyo: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA).