Myanmar (Burma)


Language Data

  • Alternate names: ; Also, in Myanmar: Derung, Dulong, Qiu, Rawang, Tarong, Thrung, Trung, T'rung, Tulung
  • Dialects: Central Dulongjiang, Derung River, Dulong River, Northern Dulongjiang, Nu River, Nujiang Dulong, Southern Dulongjiang
  • Scriptures published: None
  • Literacy: 68%--73%. Literacy rate in second language(s): 68%--73% (2000 census, Nu nationality). Also use Mandarin Chinese [cmn], Burmese [mya], or Lisu [lis]
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: China
  • Region: Dulong River dialect (5,500): Far northwest Yunnan Province, Gongshan Dulong-Nu autonomous county, both sides of Dulong river. Nu River dialect (8,500): From Gongshan Dulong-Nu autonomous county west to Chayu (Zayü) county in Xizang Tibet Autonomous Region; Bingzhongluo of Gongshang county and the Chawalong district of Chayu county in Tibet
  • Also used in: Myanmar (Burma)
  • Religion: traditional religion, Christian
  • Livelihood: Agriculturalists; fishermen
  • Status: Language of recognized nationality in China
  • Number of users: 14,225 (; )
  • Vitality: Vigorous

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)