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Kado

A language of Myanmar

ISO 639-3: kdv

Population 128,500 in Myanmar (1983). Population includes 90,300 Kado, 38,200 Ganaan. Population total all countries: 228,725.
Region The Kado are found in Ban Mauk Township, Sagaing Division (a region west of the railway midway between Mandalay and Myitkyina). The Ganaan are found just west of the Kadu people. The Thet are found in Rakhine State. Also spoken in China, Laos.
Alternate names   Kadu, Katu, Kato, Kudo, Asak, Sak, Gadu, Thet, That, Mawteik, Puteik, Woni, Kadu-Ganaan
Dialects Kadu, Ganaan (Ganan), Andro, Sengmai, Chakpa, Phayeng. Kadu, Ganaan, Andro, Sengmai, Chakpa, and Phayeng may be separate languages.
Classification Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Jingpho-Konyak-Bodo, Jingpho-Luish, Luish
Language development Bible portions: 1939.
Comments Different from Katu, a Mon-Khmer language of Viet Nam, China, and Laos. Some Kadu report Ganan is a distinct language from Kado.

Also spoken in:

China

Language name   Kado
Population 100,000 in China (1990 Svantesson).
Region South Yunnan.
Alternate names   Kadu, Katu, Kato, Kudo, Gado, Asak, Sak, Thet, That, Mawteik, Puteik
Dialects Kadu, Ganaan (Ganan), Andro, Sengmai, Chakpa, Phayeng.
Comments Part of the Hani nationality. Different from Katu, a Mon-Khmer language of Viet Nam and Laos.
   

Laos

Language name   Kado
Population 225 in Laos (2000).
Region Phongsali Province.
Alternate names   Kadu, Katu, Asak, Sak, Gadu, Thet
Dialects Kadu, Ganaan (Ganan), Andro, Sengmai, Chakpa, Phayeng.
Comments Distinct from Katu, a Mon-Khmer language of Viet Nam and Laos. Traditional religion.