Chin, Songlai

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A language of Myanmar

Alternate Names
Hio
Population

7,300 (2012 SIL).

Location

Chin State, Paletwa township (Mang Um, Doitu, and Hettui dialects); Rakhine State, Mrauk-U township (Lai dialect); along the Laymyo or Phunglaung river.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Doitu, Hettui, Lai, Mang Um (Song). Closely related to Laitu Chin [clj]; lexical similarity over 90% but not intelligible.

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains.