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Khoirao
Thangal Naga
Thangal written in Meitei script
RegionManipur, Assam
EthnicityThangal people
Native speakers
24,000 (2001)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3nki
Glottologthan1255
ELPThangal Naga

Khoirao, also known as Thangal, is a Sino-Tibetan language spoken in Manipur, India. The speakers of this language use Meitei language as their second language (L2) according to the Ethnologue.[2]

Geographical distribution

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Khoirao is spoken in the East and West Sadar hills subdivisions, Senapati district, northern Manipur, in the villages of Mapao Thangal, Thangal Surung, Makeng Thangal, Tumnoupokpi, Yaikangpou, Tikhulen, Ningthoubam, Mayangkhang, and Angkailongdi. Most villages located are east of the Barak valley.[citation needed][verification needed]

References

  1. ^ Khoirao at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ "Meitei | Ethnologue". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2023-05-03.