Riang Lai

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A language of Myanmar

Alternate Names
Ban Roi, Liang Sek, Ranei, Riang Seak, Striped Karen, Yang, Yang Lai, Yin Kya, Yinchia
Population

12,000 (2008), decreasing.

Location

South Shan State, Langkho district.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Typology

SVO.

Language Use

Endangered. Also use Burmese [mya], Shan [shn].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Included in official ethnic group as Yin Net and Yin Kya. Called Karen by the Burmese or Shan yin or yang due to their colorful dress. Yin Net means Black Karen and Yinchia or Yin Kya means Striped (tiger) Karen in Burmese. Buddhist, traditional religion.

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