Ao Naga, also known as Ao, is a Tibeto-Burman language spoken in northeastern India, in the state of Nagaland. It is written in the Latin script.
Ao Naga is one of the official languages of Nagaland, and is spoken by about 1.2 million people. It is closely related to other Tibeto-Burman languages such as Tangkhul Naga and Sumi Naga.
The Ao people are one of the major tribes in Nagaland. They are known for their traditional handloom and handicrafts. The Ao language is used in Ao schools, and in Ao churches.
Ao Naga has a rich oral tradition. There are many folktales and legends associated with the Ao people. The Ao language is also used in Ao music, which is an important part of Ao culture.
The Ao language is under threat from English, which is the language of education and government in Nagaland. However, there are efforts to promote and preserve the Ao language. The Ao Language Academy was established in 2003 to promote the Ao language and culture.