Chang (Changyanguh)

Chang is a member of the Brahmaputran branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family. It is spoken in 36 villages in the Tuensang District in east-central Nagaland in the northeast of India. According to the 2001 Indian census, there are 62,000 speakers of Chang.

The language is also known as Chang Naga, Changyanguh, Machongrr, Mochumi or Mojung. The Tuensang village dialect is reported to be intelligible to all Chang speakers.

Chang alphabet and pronunciation

Chang alphabet and pronunciation

H is pronunced [h] at the beginning of syllable, [ʔ] at the end of syllable.

Download a Chang alphabet chart (Excel)

Sample text (The Lord's Prayer)

Khuthüka kibü Abou, Ka nyen saopobü yingshi, Kaibü Sangle kaiya, Khuthüka kibü tegü, kaodakakei kamaang leshi. Kün la tat chaangbou shausiyung kubü; Künei ailai müeibü shedbü apbuan ki kho tegü küneibü shedbükei apbuma. Hobaje kün takteibü to teleima, lausikei amaibou ka kün senetashi.


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