Zayein

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A language of Myanmar

Alternate Names
Gaungtou, Khaungtou, Zayein Karen
Population

9,300 (1983 census). Population including Lahta [kvt] and Zayein: 13,500 (Manson 2010).

Location

South Shan State, between Mobyè and Phekon towns.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. May be subgroup of Latha [kvt].

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Burmese [mya], Kayan [pdu], Pa’o [blk].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Reportedly, Zayein is an area name where many Latha [kvt] live. Buddhist, traditional religion.