Yintale

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A language of Myanmar

Alternate Names
Taliak, Yangatalet, Yangtadai, Yintale Karen, Yintalet
Population

1,000 (2000 D. Bradley), decreasing. Very few monolinguals. Wa Awng village is main village, with 100 households. Ethnic population: 10,000 (2000 D. Bradley).

Location

Kayah State, Bawlakhè district, Hpasawng township. 3 villages.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Bawlake, Wa Awng. Reportedly a variety of Western Kayah [kyu].

Language Use

Used in 3 villages; in other villages not used at all. Elderly and young children, not youth. Neutral attitudes. Youth bilingual in S’gaw Karen [ksw]; some in the older generation also use Manumanaw [kxf].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Some language development activity at Wa Awng village monastery.
Writing
Unwritten.
Other Comments

Buddhist.