Lashi

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A language of Myanmar

Alternate Names
Ac’ye, Chashan, Lachikwaw, Lacid, Lacik, Lashi-Maru, Lasi, Lechi, Leqi, Letsi
Population

30,000 in Myanmar (2000 D. Bradley). Very few monolinguals. Population total all countries: 31,800.

Location

Kachin State, east border area. Also in China.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Typology

SOV; final nasals and stops; vowel length and tense-lax contrasts; tonal, 4 tones

Language Use

Vigorous. Most domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Jingpho [kac].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 5%–15%. Bible: 2009.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Glossonym: Lashi by the Jingpho and Burmese, Lachi by the Chinese. Christian.

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