|Native to||Myanmar (Shan State), Thailand|
|(100,000 cited 1990)|
|Tai Tham script, Thai script|
Khün, or Tai Khün (Tai Khün: ᨴᩱ᩠ᨿᨡᩨ᩠ᨶ /táj kʰɯ̌ːn/; Thai: ไทเขิน [tʰaj kʰɤ̌ːn]), also known as Kengtung Dai, Kengtung-Hsipaw Shan, is the language of the Tai Khün people of Kengtung, Shan State, Myanmar. It is a Tai language that is closely related to Thai and Lao. It is also spoken in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand, and Yunnan Province, China.
- Menglian County 孟连县: in Mengma Town 勐马镇, and in Meng'aba 勐阿坝 (12 villages total)
- Ximeng County 西盟县: in Mengsuo 勐梭
- Lincang Prefecture (small, scattered population)
- * The glottal stop is implied[What does 'implied' mean? Is it there or not?] after a short vowel without final, or silent before a vowel.[If it's silent, what's the evidence that it's there?]
- ** The [r] is often used with Sanskrit and Pali loanwords.
- Owen, R. Wyn. 2012. "A tonal analysis of contemporary Tai Khuen varieties". Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (JSEALS) 5:12-31.
- Petsuk, Rasi (1978). General characteristics of the Khün language. Mahidol University MA thesis.
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