148,000 in Myanmar (1982). Total users in all countries: 150,000.
North Shan State, centered in Nam Hsan.
Vigorous. Home, village. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Shan [shn].
Myanmar (Burmese) script [Mymr], initial development in the 1930s with revisions in the 1980s.
Ywama is a prestige dialect. Buddhist, traditional religion.