Kuki-Chin-Naga languages

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The Kuki-Chin-Naga languages form a large subgroup of the Tibetan Burman languages , a primary branch of Sinotibetic . The approximately 70 languages ​​are spoken by 5.2 million people, mainly in Northeast India . Kuki-Chin-Naga consists of several subgroups that form generally recognized genetic units : the Mizo-Kuki-Chin , Ao-Naga , Angami-Pochuri-Naga , Zeme-Naga , Tangkhul-Naga and the important individual languages Meithei (Manipuri) and Karbi (Mikir). Besides Meithei and Karbi, Mizo (Lushai), Angami and Tangkhul are larger languages ​​of this group.

Classification and subunits


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