Padaung
Kayan
Native toBurma
EthnicityKayan people
Native speakers
130,000 (2005)[1]
Sino-Tibetan
Language codes
ISO 639-3pdu
Glottologkaya1315

Padaung or Padaung Karen, also known as Kayan, is a Karen language of Burma, spoken by the Kayan people.

Distribution

Internal classification

The Kayan languages are spoken in Kayah State, southern Shan State, and northern Karen State. There are four branches according to Shintani (2016),[2] namely:[3]

Nangki (sometimes called Langki), documented in Shintani (2016), is one of the Kayan languages belonging to the Kakhaung subgroup. It is spoken only in one village.

Pekong Kayan is documented in Manson (2010).

Sonkan Kayan and Dosanbu Kayan are documented in Shintani (2018a, b).[4][5] Shintani has also documented:


Dimawso Kayan, a Kayan variety spoken in Wanbanbalo village, Dimawso township, Kayah State, Myanmar, is described in Lew (2018).[20]

Ethnologue lists Padaung (Kayan) dialects as:

References

  1. ^ Padaung at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Shintani, Tadahiko. 2016. The Nangki language. Linguistic survey of Tay cultural area (LSTCA) no. 109. Tokyo: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA).
  3. ^ Shintani, Tadahiko. 2015. The Kadaw language. Linguistic survey of Tay cultural area (LSTCA) no. 106. Tokyo: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA).
  4. ^ Shintani, Tadahiko. 2018. The Sonkan Kayan language. Linguistic survey of Tay cultural area (LSTCA) no. 118. Tokyo: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA).
  5. ^ Shintani Tadahiko. 2018. The Dosanbu Kayan language. Linguistic survey of Tay cultural area (LSTCA) no. 120. Tokyo: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA).
  6. ^ Shintani, Tadahiko. 2019. The Phulon Kayan language. Linguistic survey of Tay cultural area (LSTCA) no. 122. Tokyo: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA).
  7. ^ Shintani, Tadahiko. 2019. The Lagu Kayan language. Linguistic survey of Tay cultural area (LSTCA) no. 123. Tokyo: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA).
  8. ^ Shintani, Tadahiko. 2019. The Totan Kayan language. Linguistic survey of Tay cultural area (LSTCA) no. 124. Tokyo: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA).
  9. ^ Shintani, Tadahiko. 2019. The Dokhoncon Kayan language. Linguistic survey of Tay cultural area (LSTCA) no. 125. Tokyo: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA).
  10. ^ Shintani, Tadahiko. 2020. The Natwei Kayan language. Linguistic survey of Tay cultural area (LSTCA) no. 128. Tokyo: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA).
  11. ^ Shintani, Tadahiko. 2020. The Pimon Kayan language. Linguistic survey of Tay cultural area (LSTCA) no. 129. Tokyo: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA).
  12. ^ Shintani, Tadahiko. 2020. The Sonplao Kayan language. Linguistic survey of Tay cultural area (LSTCA) no. 130. Tokyo: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA).
  13. ^ Shintani, Tadahiko. 2021. The Dolan Kayan language. Linguistic survey of Tay cultural area (LSTCA) no. 132. Tokyo: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA).
  14. ^ Shintani, Tadahiko. 2021. The Thaoku Kayan language. Linguistic survey of Tay cultural area (LSTCA) no. 133. Tokyo: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA).
  15. ^ Shintani, Tadahiko. 2021. The Diklon Kayan language. Linguistic survey of Tay cultural area (LSTCA) no. 134. Tokyo: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA).
  16. ^ Shintani, Tadahiko. 2021. The Pulon Kayan language. Linguistic survey of Tay cultural area (LSTCA) no. 135. Tokyo: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA).
  17. ^ Shintani, Tadahiko. 2021. The Kabla Kayan language. Linguistic survey of Tay cultural area (LSTCA) no. 136. Tokyo: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA).
  18. ^ Shintani, Tadahiko. 2021. The Kathan Kayan language. Linguistic survey of Tay cultural area (LSTCA) no. 137. Tokyo: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA).
  19. ^ Shintani, Tadahiko. 2021. The Kalondei Kayan language. Linguistic survey of Tay cultural area (LSTCA) no. 138. Tokyo: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA).
  20. ^ Lew, Sigrid (2018). Preliminary phonology of Dimawso Kayan, Myanmar. Paper presented at the 28th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society, held May 17–19, 2018 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.