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Taungyo girls (c. 1922)
Regions with significant populations
Pindaya, Shan State, Burma
Taungyo dialect of Burmese
Theravada Buddhism
Related ethnic groups
Bamar, Arakanese, Intha, Danu

The Taungyo (Burmese: တောင်ရိုး လူမျိုး Tauñyoù lumyoù) are a sub-ethnic group of the Bamar people living primarily in Shan State and centered on Pindaya.[1]


They speak Taungyo (တောင်ရိုးစကား Tauñyoùs̱áḵà), a Tavoyan dialect of the Burmese language.[2] Taungyo has 89% lexical similarity with standard Burmese, and is also closely related to Danu, Intha and Rakhine.[3]

A sample of Taungyo dialect vocabulary include the following:[2]

  • red - anak (အနီ)
  • high - amrang (အမြင့်)
  • eye - myak-sai (မျက်စေ့)
  • light - lang (လင်း)


  1. ^ Reid, Robert; Michael Grosberg (2005). Myanmar (Burma). Lonely Planet. p. 179. ISBN 9781740596954.
  2. ^ a b Census of India, 1901 - Burma. Vol. XII. Burma: Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing. 1902. pp. 20, 126.
  3. ^ "Myanmar". Ethnologue: Languages of the World. 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-10-10.
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