A Yimchunger Naga woman at the morung of Kutur village
|Native to||Nagaland, India|
|Region||West-central Nagaland, Workha district|
|92,000 (2001 census)|
Yimchungrü (Yimchungrü Naga), also Yachumi (Yatsumi), is an endangered Ao language spoken in northeast India by the Yimchunger Naga people. It is spoken between Namchik and Patkoi in Tuensang district, northern Nagaland, India.
Yimchungrü is part of the Ao family of the Sino-Tibetan languages. Yimchungrü is severely endangered, meaning it is a language at a very high risk of extinction this century. The number of speakers is about 90,000 people.
Ethnologue lists the following dialects of Yimchungrü.
The Minir, Pherrongre, and Yimchungru dialects are spoken in the south.
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