Tavoyan

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A language of Myanmar

Alternate Names
Dawai, Dawe, Dawei, Tavoya, Tawe-Tavoy
Population

400,000 (2000 D. Bradley).

Location

Southeast, Tanintharyi Region.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. A well-known nonstandard Burmese with profound pronunciation and vocabulary differences from Burmese [mya].

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Vigorous. All except formal domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Burmese [mya].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax], informal and non-standardized use of Myanmar script.

Other Comments

Officially viewed as a Burmese dialect [mya]. Buddhist.