Geko Karen

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Geko
Native toBurma
EthnicityKayan
Native speakers
(17,000 Geko (2010); 7,300 Yinbaw cited 1983)[1]
Sino-Tibetan
Language codes
ISO 639-3Either:
ghk – Geko
kvu – Yinbaw
Glottologgeko1235  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, eds. (2017). "Geko Karen". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Yinbaw Karen". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  • Shintani Tadahiko. 2017. The Gokhu language. Linguistic survey of Tay cultural area (LSTCA) no. 111. Tokyo: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA).
  • Shintani Tadahiko. 2018. The Thaidai language. Linguistic survey of Tay cultural area (LSTCA) no. 116. Tokyo: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA).