Hpon

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A language of Myanmar

Alternate Names
Hpön, Megyaw, Phon, Phun, Phön, Samong
Population

No known L1 speakers, decreasing. Last known speaker survived into the 1990s (Bradley 2007b). Ethnic population: 1,500 (Bradley 2007a).

Location

Kachin state: Bhamo district, upper Ayeyarwady gorges.

Language Status

9 (Dormant).

Dialects

North Hpon, South Hpon.

Language Use

Southern dialect extinct; northern dialect moribund; some older people remember lexical items but none can speak it (Bradley 2007b).

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

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