Chin, Chinbon

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A language of Myanmar

Alternate Names
Chindwin Chin, Chinpon, Oo-pu, Sho, Tuishiip, Tuiship, Uppu, Ütbü
Population

19,600 (1983 census).

Location

Chin State, Kanpetlet and Paletwa townships; Magway region, Saw and Sidoktaya townships; Rakhine State, Minbya township.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 50% with Asho Chin [csh].

Typology

SOV; negation is marked after the verb.

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes.

Writing

Latin script [Latn], recently developed, has a small user community.

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Buddhist, Christian.