Chin, Sumtu

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A language of Myanmar

Alternate Names
Ahmyo, Chang, Hmyo, Settu, Settu Hmyo, Sungtu
Population

14,000 (2007 SIL).

Location

Rakhine State, Sittwe district, Myepung, Ann, and Minpya townships.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Little if any dialectal variation within Sumtu. High intelligibility within Sumtu. Intelligibility to some extent with Laitu Chin [clj]. Lexical similarity: 91%–96% with Laitu Chin [clj], 96%–97% with Lawktu Chin, 84%–87% with Chinbon Chin [cnb].

Typology

SOV; negation is marked after the verb

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Rakhine [rki].

Writing
Latin script, preliminary orthography developed in 2010.
Other Comments

Christian, Buddhist, traditional religion.