Chin, Lautu

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A language of Myanmar

Alternate Names
Lawhtu
Population

15,000 (2005 SIL).

Location

Chin State, Matupi and Htantlang townships, 17 villages.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Similar to Mara Chin [mrh], Zyphe Chin [zyp], and Senthang Chin [sez]. Lexical similarity: 90%–97% with Lautu Chin, 87%–94% with Mara Chin [mrh], 82%–85% with Zophe Chin [zyp], 80%–86% with Senthang Chin [sez].

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Haka Chin [cnh] or Burmese [mya].

Writing
Latin script, developed in the 1960s.
Other Comments

Included in official ethnic group list as Lawhtu. Christian.