Sak language

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Not to be confused with Kadu languages or Taman language (Indonesia).
Sak
Luish
Kado
Native to Burma (Myanmar), China
Ethnicity Kadu
Native speakers
40,000  (2011)[1]
Dialects
Sak
Kadu
Andro
Sengmai
Chak
Language codes
ISO 639-3 kdvinclusive code
Individual codes:
zkd – Kadu
zkn – Kanan
ckh – Chak
tcl – Taman
lba – Lui (old generic name)
Glottolog sakk1239[2]

Sak is a Tibeto-Burman language of Burma and China. The various varieties are generally considered separate Sak or Luish languages: Kado (Settaw, Mawkhwin, and Mawteik (extinct) dialects; 30,000 speakers), and Kanan (Nanza; 9,000 speakers). Andro and Sengmai are extinct, their speakers having switched to Meithei; the Kado/Kanan speak Burmese and Chakma Bengali. There are also various unattested varieties of Lui or Loi mentioned in nineteenth-century accounts.

The ancient Pyu language may belong here.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sak at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Kadu at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Kanan at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Chak at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Taman at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Lui (old generic name) at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ a b Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Sak". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.