Manumanaw

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A language of Myanmar

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

10,000 (2000 D. Bradley). Very few monolinguals. 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. Similar to Western Kayah [kyu].

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. S’gaw Karen [ksw] also used by Baptists in general, Burmese [mya] by others.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%.
Writing
Latin script, used by Roman Catholics. Myanmar (Burmese) script, used since 2011.
Other Comments

Christian.