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Nung

A language of Myanmar

ISO 639-3: nun

Population 400 in Myanmar (2000 D. Bradley). Population total all countries: 790. Ethnic population: 6,000 in Myanmar (2000 D. Bradley).
Region North Myanmar. Salween (Nu) River. Also spoken in China.
Alternate names   Anung, Anong, Anoong, Anu, Nu, Lu, Lutzu, Lutze, Kiutze, Khanung, Kwinp'ang, Khupang, Kwingsang, Fuch'ye
Dialects Cholo, Gwaza, Miko. 15 or 16 dialects, mostly inherently intelligible with each other. They understand the Mutwang dialect of Rawang. They may be the same as the Nu River Drung in China. May be related to Jingpho. Lexical similarity 70% with Rawang.
Classification Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Nungish
Language development Grammar.
Comments Different from Nung (Tai family) of Viet Nam, Laos, and China, and from Chinese Nung (Cantonese) of Viet Nam. SOV. Agriculturalists. Polytheist, Christian, Buddhist (Lamaist).

Also spoken in:

China

Language name   Nung
Population 390 in China (1999 Sun Hongkai). Almost no monolinguals. Ethnic population: 500 in China (1999 Sun Hongkai).
Region Middle reaches of Nu (Salween) River, Yunnan. Along the border region of Fugong County in the Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan, 7 hamlets: Mugujia, Hashi, Muleng, Lagagong, Ani, Qia, Lahaigong in Mugujia village, administrative region of Shangpa Township.
Alternate names   Anung, Anong, Anoong, Anu, Nu, Lu, Lutzu, Lutze, Kiutze, Khanung, Kwinp'ang, Khupang, Kwingsang, Fuch'ye
Dialects Cholo, Gwaza, Miko.
Language use Used in the home. Used in all domains among the older adults. Speakers are older adults. Indifferent language attitude. A few leaders are concerned about its loss. Most also speak Lisu. About 100 speak Nung, Lisu, or Chinese.
Comments Part of the Nu nationality. Different from Nung (Tai family) of Viet Nam, Laos, and China, and from Chinese Nung (Cantonese) of Viet Nam. Slopes between Biluo Mt. and Gaoligong Mt. Agriculturalists; gatherers; fishermen. Polytheist, Christian, Buddhist (Lamaist).