Sopvoma language

Not to be confused with Mao languages or Southern Mao language.
Native to India
Region Nagaland, Manipur
Ethnicity Mao Naga, Poumai Naga
Native speakers
130,000 (1997)[1]
  • Paomata
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
nbi  Mao
pmx  Poumai
Glottolog naga1397[2]

Sopvoma or Mao is an Angami–Pochuri language spoken primarily in Senapati district, northwestern Manipur and in Nagaland, India. It is similar to Angami. According to Ethnologue (2009), the Paomata dialect may be the same as Poumei (Poumai) Naga, which has received a separate ISO code.

See Mao Naga#Language for further details.


  1. Mao at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Poumai at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Naga Maoic". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

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