Tai Loi

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A language of Myanmar

Alternate Names
Aw-aak, Bulang-Su, Doi, Khabe, Kon Doi, Kon Loi, Loi, Monglwe, Muak Sa-aak, Tailoi, Wakut
Population

4,460 in Myanmar (2008). Population total all countries: 4,960.

Location

East Shan State, north Mong Yawng township and into China. Also in Laos.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Saneung Muak. Considerable dialectal variation between villages. Lexical similarity: 42% with U [uuu] of China; 40% with Pang Pung Plang [blr]; 25% with standard Wa [prk].

Typology

SVO

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Adults also use Tai Lue [khb], educated young people also use Burmese [mya] and some also use Chinese [cmn].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%.
Writing
Latin script.
Other Comments

Buddhist, Christian.

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