Chin, Kaang

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A language of Myanmar

Alternate Names
Kang, Makaang, Mgan, M’kaang, Mkan
Population

1,000 (2010 SIL).

Location

Chin State, Mindat township, 3 villages.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Some dialectal variation among Kaang villages. Lexical similarity: 73%–80% with Rawngtu Chin [weu], 77%–79% with Müün Chin [mwq], 67%–80% with Daai [dao] varieties.

Typology

SOV; negation is marked before the verb.

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Burmese [mya], Daai Chin [dao], Müün Chin [mwq].

Language Development
Literacy classes in some communities.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.