Nga La language

Matupi Chin
Region Burma, India
Ethnicity Matupi
Native speakers
40,000 (2012)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 hlt
Glottolog hlt[2]

Matu, also known as Matu Chin (Matupi) is a Kuki-Chin language spoken in Matupi township, Chin State, Burma, and also in Mizoram, India.


Ethnologue lists the following dialects of Matu Chin. Matu of Mizoram, India is reportedly not intelligible with Matu varieties in Myanmar.

  • Ciing (Langle(Tamtlaih)-Ngaleng, Phanaeng, Voitu)
  • Doem (Valang)
  • Nguitu(Leiring)
  • Thlangpang (Changpyang-Ramtuem)
  • Haltu
  • Ngala (Batu-Hnawte)
  • Ta'aw(Daihnan, Luivang)
  • Tuivang(Amsoi-Rawkthang)
  • Matu Dai (Madu-Weilu)
  • Weilaung(Kronam-Leishi)
  • Thaiphum


  1. Matu at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Matu". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  • Shintani Tadahiko. 2016. The Matu language. Linguistic survey of Tay cultural area (LSTCA) no. 110. Tokyo: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA).

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