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Savaiq language

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Savaiq language

Region Burma
Native speakers
10,000 (2013)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog None

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.


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

See also


  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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