Chin, Rungtu

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A language of Myanmar

Alternate Names
Rungtu, Taungtha
Population

4,000 (2016 LSDO), decreasing. Ethnic population: 20,000 (2016 LSDO).

Location

Magway region: Htilin, Kyaukhtu, and Saw townships, 35 villages.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Northern Rungtu, Central Rungtu, Southern Rungtu. Lexical similarity: 94%–96% within Rungtu, 60%–66% with Rawngtu Chin [weu].

Typology

SOV; negation is marked after the verb.

Language Use

Shifting to Burmese [mya].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Buddhist, traditional religion.

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