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The Taungyo (Burmese: တောင်ရိုး လူမျိုး) are a sub-ethnic group of the Bamar, primarily living in Shan State and centered on Pindaya.[1]


They speak a dialect of the Burmese language similar to Arakanese.[2]

A sample of Taungyo dialect vocabulary include the following:[2]

  • red - anak
  • high - amrang (အမြင့်)
  • eye - myak-sai (မျက်စေ့)
  • light - lang (လင်း)


  1. ^ Reid, Robert; Michael Grosberg (2005). Myanmar (Burma). Lonely Planet. p. 179. ISBN 9781740596954. 
  2. ^ a b Census of India, 1901 - Burma XII. Burma: Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing. 1902. pp. 20, 126.