Khoirao language

Thangal Naga
Region Manipur, Assam
Native speakers
24,000 (2001)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 nki
Glottolog than1255[2]

Khoirao AKA Thangal is a Sino-Tibetan language spoken in India.

Geographical distribution

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 Gailongde. Most villages located are east of the Barak valley.


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

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