Myanmar (Burma)


Language Data

  • Alternate names: Bulang, K'ala, Kawa, Kontoi, Plang, Pula, Pulang; Also, in Myanmar: Bulang, K'ala, Kawa, Kontoi, Plang, Pula, Pulang; in Thailand: Bulang, Hkawa, K'ala, Kawa, Khon Doi, Kontoi, K'wa, Plang, Pula, Pulang, Sen Chun, Wa
  • Dialects: Kem Degne, Phang
  • Scriptures published:
    • Portions
  • Literacy: Literacy rate in second language(s): 77% (2000 census)Also use Lü [khb], Wa [wbm], or Chinese [cmn]
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: China
  • Region: Southwest Yunnan Province, Xishuangbanna Dai autonomous prefecture, Menghai county, Bulangshan, Bada, Xiding, and Daluo districts; Jinghong county, Damengnong district
  • Also used in: Myanmar (Burma), Thailand
  • Religion: Buddhist (Hinayana), Christian
  • Livelihood: Agriculturalists
  • Status: Language of recognized nationality in China
  • Number of users: 55,200 (42,000 in China (2000 census); 12,000; 1,200 in Thailand (1998 SIL))
  • Vitality: Vigorous

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)