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A language of Myanmar

ISO 639-3: hpo

Population A few hundred speakers (1997 D. Bradley). Ethnic population: 2,254 (2000 WCD).
Region Gorges of the upper Irrawaddy, north of Bhamo.
Alternate names   Hpön, Phun, Phön, Phon, Megyaw, Samong
Dialects North Hpon, South Hpon.
Classification Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Lolo-Burmese, Burmish, Northern
Language use Both dialects are moribund (no children speaking them) and may be nearly extinct. All speakers are older adults.