Akha

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A language of Myanmar

Alternate Names
Ahka, Aini, Aka, Ak’a, Ekaw, Ikaw, Ikor, Kaw, Kha Ko, Khako, Khao Kha Ko, Ko, Yani
Population

200,000 in Myanmar (Bradley 2007). Population total all countries: 563,960. L2 users: Other minority people who live among them use Ahka as L2.

Location

Shan State, east Kengtung district.

Language Status

3 (Wider communication).

Dialects

Much dialectal variation; some do not understand each other.

Typology

SOV; 5 tones.

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes.

Language Development
Literacy classes in some communities. Dictionary. Bible: 2001.
Writing

Latin script [Latn], used at least since 1950, used in China, Myanmar, and Thailand. Myanmar (Burmese) script [Mymr], used in Myanmar. Thai script [Thai], used in Thailand.

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