Lahta

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A language of Myanmar

Alternate Names
Kayan Lahta, Khahta, Lahta Karen, Peu, Taru, Tarulakhi, Yan Wohta
Population

L1 users: 9,550 (2000).

Location

Nay Pyi Taw region: Pyinmana township; Shan state: Pekon and Pinlaung townships.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Socially related to Kayan [pdu] but not intelligible. Zayein [kxk] may be a dialect of Lahta.

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Kayan [pdu], Pa’o [blk]. Also use Burmese [mya], especially among the young.

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Officially recognized as part of Kayan [pdu]. Much dialect variation. Buddhist, Christian, traditional religion.

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