Information from: “Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 16th Edition (2009)” . M. Paul Lewis · SIL International
20 percent certain, based on the evidence available
Data for the number of native speakers comes from A. Khorong (2000).
Information from: “South Asia and the Middle East” (289-348 ch. 4) . George Van Driem (2007) , Christopher Mosely · London and NewYork: Routledge
LANGUAGE CONTEXT COMMENTS
Rapidly losing ground to Meithei, the state majority language
India: Manipur state
Information from: “Socio-economic development in tribal area of Manipur (a case study of the Chirus of Nungsai Chiru)” . S.A. Ansari Delhi: B.R. Publishing
Manipur district. Villages are located on hills overlooking the central plain of Manipur. Nungsai Chiru, a Chiru village, is located a few kilometers to the west of Bishenpur town, about 30 kilometers south-west of Imphal.