Myanmar (Burma)


Language Data

  • Alternate names: Chiutse, Ch'opa, Ganung-Rawang, Hkanung, Kiutze, Nung, Nung Rawang; Also, in India: Chiutse, Ch'opa, Ganung-Rawang, Hkanung, Kiutze, Krangku, Taron
  • Dialects: Changgong, Dangraq-Mashang, Daru-Jerwang, Khrangkhu-Thininglong, Kunlang, Kyaikhu, Langdaqgong, Matwang, Northern Lungmi, Renyinchi, Southern Lungmi, Tangsar East, Tangsar West, Thaluq
  • Scriptures published:
    • Bible (1986)
    • New Testament (1974 — 1981)
    • Portions (1952 — 1963)
    • The JESUS Film See above
  • Literacy: Literacy rate in first language: 30%--60% in Rawang. Older generation is more literate in Rawang; younger generation literacy rate in Rawang is declining. Literacy rate in second language(s): 75%--100%. In some areas, older generation can read and speak Jingpho [kac] or Lisu [lis]; most young people also use Burmese [mya]
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Myanmar (Burma)
  • Region: North Kachin State, Putao district, Putao, Machanbaw, Naungmaw, Kawnglangphu, and Pannandin townships
  • Also used in: India,
  • Religion: Christian
  • Livelihood: Agriculturalists
  • Number of users: 63,000 (62,000; 1,000)
  • Vitality: Wider Communication

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)