Hpon

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A language of Myanmar

Alternate Names
Hpön, Megyaw, Phon, Phön, Phun, Samong
Population

No known L1 speakers (Bradley 2007), decreasing. Southern dialect extinct; northern dialect moribund; some older people remember lexical items but none can speak it (Bradley 2007). Ethnic population: 1,500 (Bradley 2007).

Location

Kachin State, Upper Ayeyarwady gorges, north of Bhamo.

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Language Status

9 (Dormant).

Dialects

North Hpon, South Hpon.

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].