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Rawang

A language of Myanmar

ISO 639-3: raw

Population 62,074 in Myanmar (2000 WCD). Population total all countries: 122,610.
Region Kachin State, highlands. Serwang is close to the Tibet border. Wadamkong is in Myanmar. Also spoken in India.
Alternate names   Nung Rawang, Ganung-Rawang, Hkanung, Nung, Krangku, Taron, Kiutze, Ch'opa, Chiutse
Dialects Rawang, Agu, Hpungsi, Htiselwang, Matwanly, Mutwang, Serhta, Serwang, Wadamkong, Wahke, Taron, Tangsarr, Longmi (Lungmi), Zithung, Kunlang. 75 to 100 dialects, some of which are inherently unintelligible to each other's speakers. Five major divisions: Longmi, Mutwang, Serwang, Tangsarr, Kwinpang (Nung); each has 20 to 30 subdialects. Dialect continuum with Nu nationality in China. Dialects near the Tibet border are harder to understand. Kunglang in India; communication cut off in 1950s. Most dialects understand Mutwang, the central, written dialect. Related, but not the same as Drung in China.
Classification Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Nungish
Language use All domains. Oral and written use in religion. Their second language is Burmese, third is English. Some also speak Lisu and Kachin.
Language development Literacy rate in first language: 30% to 60%. Literacy rate in second language: 75% to 100%. Bible: 1986.
Comments The Chinese name is 'Kiutze' or 'Qiuze'. The Lisu name is 'Ch'opa'. 'Krangku' is a regional name of Rawang. SOV. Plateau.

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India

Language name   Rawang
Population 60,536 in India (2000 WCD).
Alternate names   Nung Rawang, Ganung-Rawang, Hkanung, Numg, Krangku, Taron, Kiutze, Ch'opa, Chiutse
Dialects Kunlang.
Comments The Chinese name is 'Kiutze' or 'Qiuze'. The Lisu name is 'Ch'opa'.