Kanan

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A language of Myanmar

Alternate Names
Ganaan, Ganan, Ganon, Genan, Kana
Population

9,000 (2007 SIL). No monolinguals.

Location

Sagaing Region, Katha district, Banmauk township, along Mu river, southwest of Kadu [zkd] language area, 24 villages; Homalin, Indaw, and Pinlebu townships, a few villages.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

High comprehension within all the Kanan villages. Low comprehension of Kadu varieties. Similar to Kadu [zkd]. Lexical similarity: 95%–99% within Kanan varieties, 84%–89% with Kadu varieties.

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Most also use Burmese [mya].

Writing
Unwritten.
Other Comments

Buddhist.