Yimchungrü language

Native to Nagaland, India
Region Eastern and some parts of Western Nagaland, Tuensang and Dimapur districts
Ethnicity Yimchunger Naga
Native speakers
83,259 (2011 census)[1]
  • Ao
    • Yimchungrü
Language codes
ISO 639-3 yim
Glottolog yimc1240[2]

Yimchungrü (Yimchungrü Naga), also Yachumi (Yatsumi) in Sema, is a Sino-Tibetan language of the Ao branch spoken in northeast India by the Yimchunger Naga people. It is spoken between Namchik and Patkoi in Tuensang district, northern Nagaland, India. Yimchungrü is spoken by around 80,000 people in about 100 villages.[3]


Ethnologue lists the following dialects of Yimchungrü.

  • Tikhir
  • Longphur
  • Chirr
  • Makory
  • Phanungru
  • Langa


  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). "Yimchungru Naga". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

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