Pochuri language

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Native toIndia
EthnicityPochuri Naga
Native speakers
21,654 (2011 census)[1]
  • Pochuri
  • Maluri
Language codes
ISO 639-3npo

Pochuri, or Pochuri Naga, is a Naga 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.[2]


  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 7 July 2018.
  2. van Driem 2011

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