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Songlai language

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Region  Burma
ISO 639-3  csj
Native speakers  7,300 (2012)
Glottolog  None
Language family  Sino-Tibetan (Tibeto-Burman) Kukish Southern Songlai

Songlai (Songlai Chin) is a Kukish language of Burma. It is 90% lexically similar to Laitu Chin, but not mutually intelligible. Dialects are Doitu, Hettui, Mang Um (Song), and Lai.

Geographical distribution

Songlai is spoken along the Laymyo or Phunglaung river in the following townships of western Burma (Ethnologue).

  • Paletwa township, Chin State (Mang Um, Doitu, and Hettui dialects)
  • Mrauk-U township, Rakhine State (Lai dialect)
  • References

    Songlai language Wikipedia


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