Lahta
Native toBurma
RegionSouthern Shan State
EthnicityKayan
Native speakers
13,500 (2010)[1]
Sino-Tibetan
Burmese script
Language codes
ISO 639-3Either:
kxk – Zayein
kvt – Lahta
Glottologzaye1235

Lahta, or Zayein,[2] is a Karenic language of Burma.

Distribution

Lahta is spoken in:

Zayein is spoken in between Mobye and Phekon towns in southern Shan State. Zayein may be a dialect of Lahta.

References

  1. ^ Zayein at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Hammarström (2015) Ethnologue 16/17/18th editions: a comprehensive review: online appendices
  3. ^ Shintani Tadahiko. 2014. The Zayein language. Linguistic survey of Tay cultural area (LSTCA) no. 102. Tokyo: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA).