Chokri leads here. For Arabic-based name Chokri, see Shukri
Native toIndia
EthnicityChakhesang Naga
Native speakers
111,062 (2011 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3nri
ELPChokri Naga

Chokri, (also known as Chakru, Chakhesang and Eastern Angami) is one of three languages spoken by the Chakhesang Naga of Phek district, Nagaland state, India.[2] Cheswezumi is the most important Chokri village in Nagaland. There are also some Chokri speakers residing in Senapati district, Manipur.[2] In 1991, it was estimated that there were 20,000 native Chokri speakers.[3]


Bilabial Labiodental Alveolar Alveolo-palatal Palatal Velar Uvular Glottal
plain lateral
Nasal voiceless m ɱ n ɲ ŋ
Plosive voiceless p t k q
voiced b d ɡ
Affricate voiceless p͡f t͡s t͡ɕ
aspirated t͡sʰ t͡ɕʰ
voiced d͡z d͡ʑ
Fricative voiceless s ɕ χ h
voiced β v z ʑ ɣ ʁ
Approximant voiceless ɻ̊
voiced ɻ l


The Chokri language is largely written in the Latin script.[4]


  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. ^ a b Chokri language at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  3. ^ a b Bielenberg, Brian; Zhalie, Nienu (Fall 2001). "Chokri (Phek Dialect): Phonetics and Phonology" (PDF). Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area. 24 (2): 85–122. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  4. ^ Sachdeva, Rajesh (2001). Language Education in Nagaland: Sociolinguistic Dimensions. Regency Publications. ISBN 9788187498339.