Tavoyan

Print

A language of Myanmar

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

400,000 (2000 D. Bradley). Very few monolinguals.

Location

Southeast, Tanintharyi Region.

Language Maps
Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

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, informal and non-standardized use of Myanmar script.
Other Comments

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