Chin, Rungtu

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A language of Myanmar

Alternate Names
Thaungtha
Population

No monolinguals.

Location

Magway Region, Htilin, and Kyaukhtu townships, 25 villages.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Central Rungtu, Northern Rungtu, Southern Rungtu. Lexical similarity: 94%–96% with Rungtu villages, 60%–66% with Rawngtu Chin [weu].

Typology

SOV; negation is marked after the verb

Language Use

Shifting to Burmese [mya]. Only older adults.

Writing
Unwritten.
Other Comments

Buddhist, traditional religion.