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Savaiq language

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Covid-19
Region  Burma
ISO 639-3  None (mis)
Native speakers  10,000 (2013)
Glottolog  None
Language family  Austroasiatic Palaungic Waic Savaiq

Savaiq is a Waic language spoken in Shan State, Burma.

The exact number of Savaiq speakers is unknown, but may possibly be around 10,000 (Myint 2013:6). Savaiq speakers are distributed in Kunlong, Mong Maw, and Lashio townships in Shan State, Burma.

Names

Savaiq means 'swallow (bird)'. Other names for Savaiq include (Myint 2013:3):

  • Ming Yum
  • Loi
  • Loi Meung Yum
  • Khala
  • Laca
  • Loi Lah
  • Leh Nu
  • La Leit
  • References

    Savaiq language Wikipedia


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