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Savaiq language

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Native speakers
10,000 (2013)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3None (mis)

Savaiq is a Waic language spoken in Kunlong Township, Shan State, Burma.

The exact number of Savaiq speakers is unknown, but may possibly be around 10,000 (Phyu 2013:6). Savaiq speakers are distributed in Kunlong, Mong Maw, and Lashio townships in Shan State, Burma.


Savaiq means 'swallow (bird)'. Other names for Savaiq include (Phyu 2013:3):

  • Ming Yum
  • Loi
  • Loi Meung Yum
  • Khala
  • Laca
  • Loi Lah
  • Leh Nu
  • La Leit

Dialects are Man Gyat and Thein Tan (Phyu 2013).

See also


  1. ^ Phyu (2013:6)
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