Chokri language

Chokri leads here. For Arabic-based name Chokri, see Shukri
Native to India
Region Nagaland
Ethnicity Chakhesang Naga
Native speakers
111,062 (2011 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 nri
Glottolog chok1243[2]

Chokri, (also known as Chakru, Chakhesang and Eastern Angami) is one of three languages spoken by the Chakhesang Naga of Phek district, Nagaland state, India.[3] Cheswezumi is main Chokri village in Nagaland. There are also some Chokri speakers located in Senapati district, Manipur.[3] In 1991 it was estimated there were 20,000 native Chokri speakers.[4]


Bilabial Labiodental Alveolar Alveolo-palatal Palatal Velar Uvular Glottal
plain lateral
Nasal voiceless mɱn ɲŋ
Plosive voiceless pt kq
voiced b d ɡ
Affricate voiceless p͡ft͡s t͡ɕ
aspirated t͡sʰ t͡ɕʰ
voiced d͡z d͡ʑ
Fricative voiceless s ɕχh
voiced β v z ʑ ɣ ʁ
Approximant voiceless ɻ̊
voiced ɻ l


The Chokri language is largely written in the Latin script.[5]


  1. "Statement 1: Abstract of speakers' strength of languages and mother tongues - 2011". Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 2018-07-07.
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Chokri Naga". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
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  4. 1 2 Bielenberg, Brian; Zhalie, Nienu (Fall 2001). "Chokri (Phek Dialect): Phonetics and Phonology" (PDF). Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area. 24 (2): 85–122. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  5. Sachdeva, Rajesh (2001). Language Education in Nagaland: Sociolinguistic Dimensions. Regency Publications. ISBN 9788187498339.

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