100,000 in Myanmar (Diller and Juntanamalaga 1990). Very few monolinguals. Population total all countries: 106,880.
East Shan State, Kentung valley area. Also in Laos, Thailand.
Kang Muang, Muang Lang. Similar to Lü [khb] and Northern Thai [nod]. These 3 languages traditionally use the same ancient script. Lexical similarity: 93%–100% with Khün varieties; Khün varieties: 90%–95% with Northern Thai [nod] , 92%–95% with Lü [khb] , 93%–97% with Shan [shn] , 80%–83% with standard Thai [tha].
Different from Khuen [khf], a Mon-Khmer language of Laos. Buddhist.