Pochuri language

Native to India
Region Nagaland
Ethnicity Pochuri Naga
Native speakers
17,000 (2001 census)[1]
  • Pochuri
  • Maluri
Language codes
ISO 639-3 npo
Glottolog poch1243[2]

Pochuri, or Pochuri Naga, is an Angami–Pochuri language spoken in Nagaland, India.

According to Ethnologue, Pochuri is spoken in 27 villages of Meluri subdivision, Phek district, southeastern Nagaland. There are also some speakers in Ukhrul district, Manipur (Ethnologue).

Maluri (Meluri), which is often considered a dialect of Pochuri, may actually be a distinct language.[3]


  1. Pochuri at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Pochuri Naga". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. van Driem 2011

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