Jinghpo

Authored by: Dai Qingxia , Lon Diehl

The Sino-Tibetan Languages

Print publication date:  December  2002
Online publication date:  May  2006

Print ISBN: 9780700711291
eBook ISBN: 9780203221051
Adobe ISBN: 9781135797188

10.4324/9780203221051.ch24

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Abstract

The ethnic Kachin are distributed across northern Myanmar, spilling westward into northeastern India and eastward into southwestern China. In China they are called Jinghpo; 1990 census figures number those living in China at 119,276. The Jinghpo speak two main languages: Jinghpo and Zaiwa; they also speak languages such as Maru, Lachi, and Bola, which are relatively similar to Zaiwa (also known as Atsi).

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