Padaung language

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For the unrelated "Kayan" dialect cluster spoken by the Kayan people of Borneo, see Kayan language (Borneo).
Padaung
Kayan
Native to Burma
Ethnicity Kayan people
Native speakers
130,000 (2005)[1]
Sino-Tibetan
Language codes
ISO 639-3 pdu
Glottolog kaya1315[2]

Padaung or Padaung Karen, also known as Kayan, is a Karen language of Burma, spoken by the Kayan people.

Distribution[edit]

Dialects[edit]

  • Standard Pekon (prestige dialect)
  • Kayan Lahwi
  • Kayan Kangan (Yeinbaw, Yinbaw)

References[edit]

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