Hpon language

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Native toBurma
Ethnicity1,500 (2007)[1]
Extinctby 2007[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3hpo

Hpon (Hpun) is a moribund Burmish language spoken by older adults in the gorges of the upper Irrawaddy River of Burma, north of Bhamo. There are two dialects, northern and southern.


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  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Hpon". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  • Henderson, Eugénie J. A. (1986). "Some hitherto unpublished material on Northern (Megyaw) Hpun." John McCoy and Timothy Light, eds. Contributions to Sino-Tibetan Studies: 101-134.
  • Yabu Shirō 藪 司郎 (2003). The Hpun language endangered in Myanmar. Osaka: Osaka University of Foreign Studies.