Riang language

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Native toBurma, China
Native speakers
(28,000 cited 1995–2008)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3Either:
ril – Riang Lang
yin – Riang Lai
ELPRiang (Myanmar)[2]

Riang is a Palaungic language of Burma and China. Speakers are culturally assimilated with the Karen, but are Palaung by ancestry and their language is unrelated. Riang Lang and Riang Lai (Yinchia) are sometimes considered distinct languages.


  • Shintani Tadahiko. 2014. The Riang language. Linguistic survey of Tay cultural area (LSTCA) no. 101. Tokyo: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA).