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Khün

A language of Myanmar

ISO 639-3: kkh

Population 114,574 in Myanmar (2000 WCD). Population total all countries: 120,855.
Region Main Kentung Valley in the center of Shan State. Also spoken in Thailand.
Alternate names   Hkun, Khun Shan, Khyn, Gon Shan, Tai Khun, Khuen, Tai-Khuen
Dialects Close to Lü and Northern Tai or southern Shan. Lanna and Khun spoken dialects are considered close by their speakers.
Classification Tai-Kadai, Kam-Tai, Be-Tai, Tai-Sek, Tai, Southwestern, Northwest
Language development Script close to that of the Lanna. Bible portions: 1938.
Comments Different from Khouen (Khuen), a Mon-Khmer language of Laos. Buddhist.

Also spoken in:

Thailand

Language name   Khün
Population 6,281 in Thailand (2000 WCD).
Region Chiangrai, Chiangmai. May not be in Thailand.
Alternate names   Hkun, Khun Shan, Gon Shan, Tai Khun, Khuen
Comments Different from Khouen (Khuen), a Mon-Khmer language of Laos. Buddhist.