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Chin, Asho

A language of Myanmar

ISO 639-3: csh

Population 10,000 in Myanmar (1991 UBS). Population total all countries: 11,422.
Region Irrawaddy River, lowlands. Also spoken in Bangladesh.
Alternate names   Qin, Asho, Ashu, Shoa, Sho, Khyang, Kyang
Dialects Thayetmyo (Thayetmo), Minbu, Lemyo, Khyang. Close to Saingbaung Chin. Also related to Shendu and Chinbon. Lemyo, Thayetmo, Minbu, and Khyang may be separate languages.
Classification Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Kuki-Chin-Naga, Kuki-Chin, Southern, Sho
Language use Speakers are quite bilingual in Burmese.
Language development NT: 1954.
Comments SOV.

Also spoken in:

Bangladesh

Language name   Chin, Asho
Population 1,422 in Bangladesh (1981 census).
Region Chittagong Hills.
Alternate names   Sho, Shoa, Khyang, Khyeng, Qin
Dialects Chittagong, Lemyo, Minbu, Saingbaun, Sandoway, Thayetmyo.
Comments Tropical forest. Agriculturalists.