Native toBurma
RegionShan State
Native speakers
600 (2013)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3pyy

Pyen (Hpyin, Phen; pʰɛn)[2] is a Loloish language of Burma. It is spoken by about 700 people in two villages near Mong Yang, Shan State, Burma, just to the north of Kengtung.[2]

Pyen borrows more from Lahu and Shan, while Bisu borrows more from Northern Thai and Standard Thai. Pyen and Bisu are both mutually intelligible, since the two form a dialect chain along with Laomian and Laopin of China, and some Phunoi varieties of Laos (Person 2007).


  1. ^ Pyen at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ a b Person, Kirk R. 2007. A preliminary phonological sketch of Pyen, with comparison to Bisu. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics.