Native toIndia
RegionArunachal Pradesh
Native speakers
62,897 (2011 census)[1]
  • Tani
    • Western Tani
      • Subansiri
        • Bangni-Tagin
  • Tagin
  • Bangni (incl. Na)
Language codes
ISO 639-3Variously:
tgj – Tagin
nbt – Na
njz – Nyishi (partial: Bangni dialect)
Glottologtagi1241  Tagin
naaa1245  Na
bang1338  Bangni, docked to retired code

Tagin (Tagen), also known as West Dafla and Bangni (incl. Na) is a Sino-Tibetan language spoken in India.[2]

Stuart Blackburn states that the 350 speakers of Mra have "always been, wrongly, subsumed under the administrative label of Tagin."[citation needed] It is not clear whether Mra is therefore a distinct dialect of Bangni-Tagin, or a different Tani language altogether.


  1. ^ "Statement 1: Abstract of speakers' strength of languages and mother tongues - 2011". Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  2. ^ Post, Mark W. (2013). Defoliating the Tani Stammbaum: An exercise in areal linguistics. Retrieved 2 February 2020 – via Paper presented at the 13th Himalayan Languages Symposium. Canberra, Australian National University, 9 August 2013.