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Meung Yum language

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 Shan State, Burma.

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


  • Names 1
  • Demographics 2
  • References 3
  • See also 4


Other names for Meung Yum include (Myint 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 (Myint 2013:6).

9 villages have only Meung Yum people.

  • Kunlong Township
    • Namt Yoke
    • Pang Khaw
    • Pang Wan
    • Man Pein
    • Pa Paw
    • Kaung Sang
    • Man Kan


  1. ^ Myint (2013:6)
  • Myint Myint Phyu (2013). A Sociolinguistic Survey of Selected Meung Yum and Savaiq Varieties. M.A. thesis. Chiang Mai: Payap University.
  • Phung, Wendy Wei Ping (2013). 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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