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, Paletwa, and Minbya townships; Magwe region, Saw, and Sidoktaya townships; Rakhine State, Ann, and Minbya townships.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

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, recently developed, has a small user community.
Other Comments

Official ethnic group: Oo-pu. Traditional religion, Buddhist.