Manumanaw

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A language of Myanmar

Alternate Names
Kayah-Munu, Kayàw, Manö, Manu, Manu Manaw, Manumanaw Karen, Monu
Population

10,000 (2000 D. Bradley). Ethnic population: 10,000 (2000 D. Bradley).

Location

Kayah State, West Kyèbogyi area, border of Bawlake and Hpruso townships. 23 villages.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Doloso, Tawkhu. Reports of comprehension difficulty between the 2 dialects. Reportedly similar to Western Kayah [kyu].

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. 3,000 also use S’gaw Karen [ksw]. Also use Burmese [mya]. Used as L2 by Yintale [kvy].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%.
Writing

Latin script [Latn], used by Roman Catholics. Myanmar (Burmese) script [Mymr], used since 2011.

Other Comments

Christian.