Wanyä language

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Native toLaos
Language codes
ISO 639-3None (mis)

Wanyä (autonym: wa˩ ɲə˩; also called Muchi) is a Loloish language of northern Laos. It is spoken in Ipoeching village, Bun Tay District, Phongsaly Province (Shintani 2001).


Wanyä is a sister of the Sila cluster of languages that includes Sila, Khir, Cosao, Paza (Phusang), and Phana’ (Bana).[1]


  1. ^ Hsiu, Andrew. 2016. The classification of Cosao: a Lolo-Burmese language of China and Laos. Presented at the 22nd Himalayan Languages Symposium, Guwahati, India.
  • Shintani, Tadahiko, Ryuichi Kosaka, and Takashi Kato. 2001. Linguistic Survey of Phongxaly, Lao P.D.R. Tokyo: Institute for the Study of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA).