Daai language

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Region Burma
Ethnicity Dai Chin
Native speakers
37,000 (2010)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 dao
Glottolog dai1236[2]

Dai ( Dai Chin), which borders the Mün and Ütbü language groups, is a Kukish language of Burma. It is spoken in 142 villages in Kanpetlet, Matupi, Mindat, and Paletwa townships in Chin State, Burma (Ethnologue).


Ethnologue lists the following dialects of Dai Chin.

  • Ngxang
  • Nghngilo (Yang)
  • Ma-Tu
  • Shiip
  • Duk-Msang
  • Kheng
  • Mkui


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