Lawa, Eastern

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A language of Thailand

Alternate Names
Bo Luang Lawa, Lavua, “Lua” (pej.)
Population

7,000 (Nahhas 2011). Ethnic population: 8,000 (Nahhas 2011).

Location

Chiang Mai province: Hot district, Bo Luang and Bo Sali subdistricts, 16 villages.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Bo Luang, Bo Sangae. Not intelligible of most Western Lawa dialects [lcp].

Language Use

Very high language vitality. All domains, except government and education (which are in Thai [tha]). All ages. Positive attitudes. All also use Northern Thai [nod], especially for government and school. Also use Thai [tha].

Language Development
Literacy in Thai [tha] is common.
Writing

Thai script [Thai].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Buddhist.

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