Chin, Asho

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A language of Myanmar

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

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

Location

Ayeyarwaddy river lowlands; Rakhine State mountain areas. Also in Bangladesh.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Khyang, Lemyo, Minbu, Thayetmyo (Thayetmo). Also related to Shendu [shl] and Chinbon [cnb]. Thayetmo, Minbu, and Khyang dialects may be separate languages.

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.
Other Comments

Official ethnic group as Asho (Plain). Buddhist, Christian.

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