Pochuri language

Native to India
Region Nagaland
Ethnicity Pochuri Naga
Native speakers
21,654 (2011 census)[1]
  • Pochuri
  • Maluri
Language codes
ISO 639-3 npo
Glottolog poch1243[2]

Pochuri, or Pochuri Naga, is an Angami–Pochuri language spoken in Nagaland, India.

According to Ethnologue, Pochuri is spoken in 27 villages of Meluri subdivision, Phek district, southeastern Nagaland. There are also some speakers in Ukhrul district, Manipur (Ethnologue).

Maluri (Meluri), which is often considered a dialect of Pochuri, may be a distinct language.[3]


  1. "Statement 1: Abstract of speakers' strength of languages and mother tongues - 2011". www.censusindia.gov.in. Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 2018-07-07.
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Pochuri Naga". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. van Driem 2011

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