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Mpi

A language of Thailand

ISO 639-3mpz

Population  900 (Nahhas 2005), decreasing. Ethnic population: 1,500 (Nahhas 2005).
Region  North, Phrae Province, Ban Dong east of provincial capital; Nan Province, Ban Sakoen, east of Phayao Province border.
Language map  Northern Thailand, reference number 28
Alternate names   Kaw
Dialects  Ban Dong, Ban Sakoen. Ban Dong and Ban Sakoen Mpi are mutually intelligible (based on self-report of Ban Dong and Ban Sakoen residents). Lexical similarity: 86% between Ban Dong and Ban Sakoen dialects.
Classification  Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Lolo-Burmese, Loloish, Southern, Phunoi
Language use  Also use Northern Thai or Central Thai.
Language development  Dictionary. Grammar.
Writing system  Thai script.
Comments  Kaw is used in Ban Sakoen. Possibly some in China who refer to their language as Pu Kaw. SOV. Buddhist.