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Taungyo

Taungyo
တောင်ရိုး
Taungyo girls (c. 1922)
Regions with significant populations
Pindaya, Shan State, Burma
Languages
Taungyo dialect of Burmese
Religion
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]

Language

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)

References

  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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