Yintale

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A language of Myanmar

Alternate Names
Taliak, Yangatalet, Yangtadai, Yintale Karen, Yintalet
Population

1,000 (2000 D. Bradley), decreasing. Wa Awng village is main village, with 100 households. Ethnic population: 10,000 (2000 D. Bradley).

Location

Kayah State, Bawlakhè district, Hpasawng township. 3 villages.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Bawlake, Wa Awng. Reportedly a variety of Western Kayah [kyu].

Language Use

Used in 3 villages; in other villages not used at all. Elderly and young children, not youth. Neutral attitudes. Some in the older generation also use Manumanaw [kxf]. The youth also use Sgaw Karen [ksw].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Some language development activity at Wa Awng village monastery.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Buddhist.