Chin, Asho

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A language of Myanmar

Alternate Names
Asho, Ashu, Hyow, Khamaw, Khamoe, Khyang, Kyang, Qin, Saingbaung, Sho, Shoa
Population

30,000 in Myanmar (2011 SIL). Population total all countries: 34,000.

Location

Magway, Ayeyarwaddy river lowlands; Rakhine State mountain areas; into Bago region, near Pyay.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Also related to Shendu [shl] and Chinbon [cnb]. Khyang dialect in Bangladesh is likely a separate language.

Typology

SOV; negation is marked after the verb.

Language Use

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

Language Development
Bible: 2009.
Writing

Myanmar (Burmese) script [Mymr].

Other Comments

Buddhist, Christian.

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