Moyon language

Moyon Naga
Native toIndia
RegionNagaland, Manipur
EthnicityMoyon Naga
Native speakers
3,700 (2001)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3nmo

Moyon is a Naga language spoken by the Moyon Naga in Manipur, India and in Burma.


Scott DeLancey (2015)[3] classifies Moyon as a "Northwest Kuki-Chin" language.

Geographical distribution

Moyon is spoken in the following locations (Ethnologue).

  • Chandel district, Manipur: 14 villages including Moyon Khullen, Khongjom, Mitong, Komlathabi, Penaching, and Heigru Tampak
  • Nagaland (near the Myanmar border)


  1. ^ Moyon at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ DeLancey, Scott; Krishna Boro; Linda Konnerth1; Amos Teo. 2015. Tibeto-Burman Languages of the Indo-Myanmar borderland. 31st South Asian Languages Analysis Roundtable, 14 May 2015
  3. ^ DeLancey, Scott. 2015. "Morphological Evidence for a Central Branch of Trans-Himalayan (Sino-Tibetan)." Cahiers de linguistique - Asie oriental 44(2):122-149. December 2015. doi:10.1163/19606028-00442p02

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