Myanmar (Burma)


Language Data

  • Alternate names: Basing, Chau Ko', Lawta, Mawken, Orang Laut, Salon, Salong, Selong, Selung; Also, in Thailand: Basing, Chau Ko', Mawken, Salon, Salong, Selong, Selung
  • Dialects: Dung, Jadiak, Jait, Ja-It, L'be, Moklen
  • Scriptures published:
    • New Testament (2000)
    • Portions (1913)
  • Literacy: No information available.
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Myanmar (Burma)
  • Region: South. Tanintharyi Region, widespread throughout the islands of the Mergui archipelago
  • Also used in: Thailand
  • Religion: traditional religion, Christian
  • Livelihood: Fishermen: marine products
  • Number of users: 6,000 (4,000; 2,000)
  • Vitality: Threatened

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)