Chin, Müün

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A language of Myanmar

Alternate Names
Cho, K’cho Chin, Mindat, Mün, Müün
Population

15,000 (2011).

Location

Chin State, Mindat township.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Hngiyung, Ng’men (Hletlong, Hmong-K’cha, Nitu). Related to Daai Chin [dao]. Daai usually understand Müün due to contact, but Müün have difficulty understanding Daai.

Typology

SOV; negation is marked before the verb.

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Burmese [mya]. Used as L2 by Daai Chin [dao], Kaang Chin [ckn], Rawngtu Chin [weu].

Language Development
Some literacy classes. Dictionary. Bible: 2000–2012.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

The ethnonyms Yawdwin, Chinbok, Tsinbok, Chinme, and Chinbe are old colonial names referring to people groups of current south Chin State and neighboring Yaw Valley and not to distinct languages. Christian, Buddhist, traditional religion.