|59,154 (2011 census)|
|Devanagari, Latin, Wancho|
Wancho is a Konyak language of north-eastern India. Wancho is spoken in 36 villages of southeastern Longding district, Tirap district, Arunachal Pradesh, as well as in Assam and Nagaland (Ethnologue). Alternate names include Banpara Naga, Joboka, Jokoba.
Wancho is spoken by the Wancho people who have a population of 56,866 according to a 2011 consensus, and mainly populate the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. Although a minority, these inhabitants have a rich culture with rituals, ceremonial practices, religion, and various dialects of Wancho.
Ethnologue lists the following dialects of Wancho.
- Bor Muthun (Bor Mutonia)
- Horu Muthun
- Kulung Muthun (Mithan)
There is significant variation among the dialects spoken in the upper and lower regions.
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