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Kayan

A language of Myanmar

ISO 639-3: pdu

Population 40,900 in Myanmar (1983). Population total all countries: 41,050.
Region Kayah State, Mobyè State, town of Phekon in the southern Shan States, and hills east of Toungoo. A few villages in Thailand. Also spoken in Thailand.
Alternate names   Padaung, Kayang, Padaung Karen
Classification Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Karen, Sgaw-Bghai, Bghai, Eastern
Language development Literacy rate in first language: below 1%. Literacy rate in second language: below 5%.
Comments Traditional religion, Buddhist, Christian.