The official language of Nagaland is English. .
The Nagas, scattered in Nagaland and adjacent parts of Manipur,Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Myanmar, do not form one homogeneo…ustribe but rather a constellation of numerous tribes. Each Nagatribe occupies its distinct territory, where it has certain rightsover land, forest and water resources both at a collective leveland in a private capacity. All Nagas share a common core of cultural traditions and materialtraits, but unique customs, laws, dialects and other socialinstitutions differentiate them from one another. Seventeen tribesin Nagaland and seven tribes in Manipur are classified as NagaScheduled Tribes, but such ethnic categorization, a legacy ofcolonial constructions, does not match with the peoples' ownethno-cultural classification. Nagamese is the Lingua-Franca used by all Naga tribes in Nagaland.Widely spoken by the tribal people of the state, Nagamese isbasically a broken or simplified Assamese language. It has alsobeen enriched with some words from Naga languages and Hindi. .
Nagaland's Nagamese has gained popularity due to the simplicityof the language. Since the language does not have any writtenscript, it does not have grammatical complications. Nagamese has nouse for gender classifications, which makes it easier. Nagamese ispopular as the language of communication. Although there are manylanguages in the Nagaland, Nagamese acts as the interlink betweenthese languages and helps in better communication. The official language of Nagaland is English, but mostly kanyak is spoken. Every tribe in Nagaland has its own unique language. Nagas speak more than 20 different dialects (major 16 tribes in Nagaland including Kuki and Dimasa) belonging to the Sino-Tibetan family of languages. The traditional languages do not have any script of their own. The Christian missionaries used Roman script for these languages. (MORE)