Myanmar (Burma)

Riang Lang

Language Data

  • Alternate names: Black Karen, Black Riang, Black Yang, Liang Sek, Riang, Yang, Yang Wan Kun, Yanglam, Yin, Yin Kya, Yin Net, Yinnet; Also, in China: Riang
  • Dialects: Black Riang, De'ang, Liang, Liang Palaung, Na'ang, Red Riang, Xiaoan'gou, Xiaochanggou, Yang Sek, Yang Wan Kun, Yanglam, Yin, Yinja
  • Scriptures published:
    • Portions (1950)
  • Literacy: Literacy rate in first language: Below 1% in Riang Lang. Some also use Shan [shn]
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Myanmar (Burma)
  • Region: Northeast, Shan State, Hopang district, near southern Shan town of Pang Long
  • Also used in: China,
  • Religion: Buddhist, traditional religion
  • Livelihood: Agriculture
  • Status: Language of recognized nationality in China
  • Number of users: 15,500 (12,500 in Myanmar (2008); 3,000)
  • Vitality: Threatened

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)