Chin, Haka

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A language of Myanmar

Alternate Names
Baungshe, Hakha, Lai
Population

100,000 in Myanmar (1991 UBS). Population total all countries: 125,000. L2 users: 40,000 in Myanmar (2013 SIL).

Location

Chin State, Hakha township.

Language Status

3 (Wider communication).Used as an LWC in church, market, business, and some media in parts of Chin State: Hakha Township, Thantlang Township, and parts of Matupi Township.

Dialects

Klangklang (Thlantlang), Zokhua.

Typology

SOV; negation is marked after the verb.

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Used as L2 by Lautu Chin [clt], Matu Chin [hlt], Senthang Chin [sez], Thaiphum Chin [cth], Zyphe Chin [zyp].

Language Development
Lower for older people. Bible: 1978–2005.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.

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