Yimchungrü language


A Yimchunger Naga woman at the morung of Kutur village
Native to Nagaland, India
Region West-central Nagaland, Workha district
Native speakers
92,000 (2001 census)[1]
  • Ao

    • Yimchungrü
Language codes
ISO 639-3 yim
Glottolog yimc1240[2]

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.[1]

Yimchungrü is part of the Ao family of the Sino-Tibetan languages. Yimchungrü is severely endangered,[1] meaning it is a language at a very high risk of extinction this century. The number of speakers is about 90,000 people.[1]


Ethnologue lists the following dialects of Yimchungrü.

The Minir, Pherrongre, and Yimchungru dialects are spoken in the south.


  1. 1 2 3 4 Yimchungrü at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Yimchungru Naga". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

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