Chin, Sumtu

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A language of Myanmar

Alternate Names
Ahmyo, Chang, Hmyo, Settu, Settu Hmyo, Sungtu
Population

14,000 (2007 SIL).

Location

Rakhine State, Minbya, Myebon, and Ann townships.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Some variation between Minbya and Myebon townships, more variation with Ann township. High intelligibility within Sumtu. Lexical similarity: 91%–96% with Laitu Chin [clj], 96%–97% with Dalet Stream variety of Laitu Chin, 84%–87% with Chinbon Chin [cnb].

Typology

SOV; negation is marked after the verb.

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. 14,000 also use Rakhine [rki].

Writing

Latin script [Latn], preliminary orthography developed in 2010.

Other Comments

Buddhist, Christian.