Ponyo language

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Ponyo
Ponyo-Gongwang
Native toBurma
Native speakers
4,500 (2008)[1]
Sino-Tibetan
Language codes
ISO 639-3npg
GlottologNone

Ponyo, or Ponyo-Gongwang after its two dialects, is a Sino-Tibetan language spoken in Burma. Ponyo is spoken in 19 villages of Lahe Township, Naga Self-Administered Zone (formerly administered as part of Hkamti District), Sagaing Division, Myanmar (Ethnologue). Dialects are Ponyo and Gongwang, with high mutual intelligibility between the two.

Ponyo and Htangan are close to Khiamniungan.

Alternate names include Gongvan, Gongwang, Gongwang Naga, Manauk, Mannok, Ponyo, Ponyo Naga, Pounyu, Saplow, Solo, Tsawlaw (Ethnologue).

Dialects[edit]

Ethnologue lists two main dialects.

  • Ponyo (Manauk, Mannok, Ponnyio, Pounyu)
  • Gongwang (Gongvan, Saplo, Saplow, Solo, Tsaplo, Tsawlaw)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ponyo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)