Ethnologue lists Ganaan, Ganan, Ganon, Genan, Kanan as alternate names.
According to Ethnologue, as of 2007 Ganan is spoken in 24 villages of Banmauk Township along the Mu River by 9,000 people in Katha District, Sagaing Region, Myanmar. It is also located in a few villages in Homalin, Indaw, and Pinlebu townships (Ethnologue).
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