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Riang

A language of Myanmar

ISO 639-3: ril

Population 48,819 in Myanmar (2000 WCD). Population total all countries: 51,819.
Region Shan State, southeastern Myanmar. Also spoken in China.
Alternate names   Black Karen, Yanglam, Black Yang, Riang-Lang, Yin, Yang, Liang Sek, Yang Wan Kun
Dialects Close to Pale Palaung. May be the same as Shwe Palaung.
Classification Austro-Asiatic, Mon-Khmer, Northern Mon-Khmer, Palaungic, Eastern Palaungic, Riang
Language use Speakers also use Shan.
Language development Bible portions: 1950.
Comments Not related to the Tripuri-speaking Riang of India and Bangladesh. Not related to Black (Pa'o) Karen, which is Sino-Tibetan. Officially included under De'ang nationality in China. SVO.

Also spoken in:

China

Language name   Riang
Population 3,000 in China (1995).
Region Western Yunnan, vicinities of Zhenkang and Baoshan.
Alternate names   Riang-Lang, Liang, Yang Sek, Yang Wan Kun, Yin, Yanglam
Comments Part of the De'ang nationality. Traditional religion.