Zayein

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A language of Myanmar

Alternate Names
Gaungtou, Khaungtou, Zayein Karen
Population

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

Location

South Shan State, between Mobyè and Phekon towns.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

May be subgroup of Latha [kvt].

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Youth also use Burmese [mya]; older generation also uses Pa’o [blk] or Kayan [pdu].

Writing
Unwritten.
Other Comments

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