Meung Yum language

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Meung Yum
Region Burma
Native speakers
8,000 (2013)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog None

Meung Yum is a Waic language spoken by about 8,000 people in Kunlong Township, Shan State, Burma.

Comparing Meung Yum data from Namt Yoke, Loi Yang, Pang Wan, and Pan Tang villages, Ping (2013) has determined Meung Yum to be a variety of Wa.


Other names for Meung Yum include (Phyu 2013:3):

  • Kon Loi
  • Loi
  • Wa Chu
  • Wa
  • Awa
  • La


Meung Yum speakers live in Kunlong Township (with 21 Meung Yum villages) and Hopang Township (with 30 Meung Yum villages), with each township have about an equal number of speakers (Phyu 2013:6).

9 villages have only Meung Yum people.

Meung Yum dialects are Kaung Sar, Pan Tan, Man Kyu, Man Phan, Namt Yoke, Man Pein, Kaung Sang, and Man Kan (Phyu 2013). Ping (2013) also lists Loi Yang, Pang Wan, and Pan Tang.

See also


  1. ^ Phyu (2013:6)
  • Phyu, Myint Myint (2013). A Sociolinguistic Survey of Selected Meung Yum and Savaiq Varieties. M.A. thesis. Chiang Mai: Payap University.
  • Ping, Wendy Phung Wei (2013). [h A Phonological Description of Meung Yum and Phonological Comparison of Meung Yum with Three Wa Dialects in China]. M.A. thesis. Chiang Mai: Payap University.
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