Mün language

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Mün
Ng’men
RegionBurma
Native speakers
15,000 (2011)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3mwq
Glottologmunc1235[2]

Mün (Mün Chin) is a Kuki-Chin language of Burma. It is spoken in Mindat township, Chin State, and Saw and Tilin townships, both in Magway Region (Ethnologue).

Names[edit]

It has gone by the name Chinbok, but this is a regional name of the colonial era applied to neighboring languages as well. Alternate names include Cho, K’cho, K’cho Chin, Mindat, Mün, Müün.

Dialects[edit]

Ethnologue lists 3 dialects, namely:

  • Ng’men (Hletlong, Hmong-K’cha, Nitu)
  • Hngiyung
  • Gah (Ng-Gha)

There are at least 2 dialects, namely Hngiyung and Ng’men (also called Hletlong, Hmong-K’cha, Nitu). This dialect is almost disappeared as forgotten by Mün people. Instead of upgrading Mün dialect, they are still trying to create Kcho dialect. After 2030 the name Mün ethnic group will be obscurer because they all left the word Mün behind.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mün at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Mun Chin". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.