Geko Karen

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Geko
Native to Burma
Ethnicity Kayan
Native speakers
(17,000 Geko (2010); 7,300 Yinbaw cited 1983)[1]
Sino-Tibetan
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
ghk – Geko
kvu – Yinbaw
Glottolog geko1235  (Geko)[2]
yinb1236  (Yinbaw)[3]

Geko is a Karen language of Burma. Yinbaw is reportedly a variety. Speakers of Geko and Yinbaw are ethnically Kayan, as are speakers of Lahta and Padaung.

Distribution[edit]

Yinbaw (population 7,300 as of 1983) is spoken in eastern Shan State and Kayah State.

Dialects[edit]

  • Geker
  • Gekho
  • Thaidai (Htideh)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Geko at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Yinbaw at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Geko Karen". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Yinbaw Karen". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.