Myanmar (Burma)


Language Data

  • Alternate names: Gon Shan, Hkun, Khuen, Khun Shan, Khyn, Tai Khun, Tai-Khuen; Also, in Thailand: Gon Shan, Hkun, Khuen, Khun Shan, Tai Khun
  • Dialects: Kang Muang, Muang Lang
  • Scriptures published:
    • Portions (1938)
  • Literacy: Literacy rate in first language: 95% among males; 50% among females in Khün. Promoted through monastery education. Also use Shan [shn] and Burmese [mya]
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Myanmar (Burma)
  • Region: East Shan State, Kentung valley area
  • Also used in: Lao People's Democratic Republic (Laos), Thailand
  • Religion: Buddhist
  • Livelihood: Paddy rice farming
  • Number of users: 106,880 (100,000; 6,280 in Thailand (2000))
  • Vitality: Developing

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)