Lashi

A language of Myanmar

ISO 639-3: lsi
 

Population 30,000 in Myanmar (2000 D. Bradley). Population total all countries: 31,800.
Region Htawgaw Subdivision, Kachin State. Also spoken in China.
Alternate names   Lachik, Lasi, Letsi, Lechi, Leqi, Lashi-Maru, Chashan, Lachikwaw, Ac'ye, Lacik, Lacid
Classification Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Lolo-Burmese, Burmish, Northern
Language development Literacy rate in first language: below 1%. Literacy rate in second language: 5% to 15%.
Comments Their own name is Lachik, the Jingpho and Burmese name is Lashi, the Chinese name Lachi. SOV.

Also spoken in: China
 
Language name   Lashi
Population 1,800 (1997).
Region Luxi, Longchuan, Yingjiang, and Ruili counties, Dehong Dai-Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture, western Yunnan.
Alternate names   Lasi, Leqi, Letsi, Lachikwaw, Chashanhua, Acye
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Part of the Jingpo nationality.