Mon leid

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ဘာသာ မန်
Pronunciation[pʰesa mɑn]
Native taeBurma (Myanmar), Thailand
RegionIrrawaddy delta an east
Native speakers
Burma: 742,900
Tot: 850,530[1]
Burmese alphabet
(itself derived frae the
Auld Mon Indic-based script)
Offeecial status
Recognised minority
leid in
Burma (Myanmar), Thailand
Leid codes
ISO 639-3Either:
mnw – Modren Mon
omx – Auld Mon
omx Auld Mon

The Mon leid (Mon: ဘာသာ မန်; Burmese: မွန်ဘာသာ) is an Austroasiatic leid spoken bi the Mon, who live in Burma an Thailand. Mon, like the relatit leid Cambodian -- but unlike maist leids in Mainland Sootheast Asie—is no tonal. Mon is spoken bi less than a million fowk today.[1] In recent years, uisage o Mon haes declined rapidly, especially amang the yunger generation.[1] Mony ethnic Mon are monolingual in Burmese. In Burma, the majority o speakers live in Mon State, follaed bi Tanintharyi Division an Kayin State.[2]

The Mon script is derived frae Indian Brahmi script an is the source o the Burmese script.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Gordon, Raymond G., Jr. (2005). "Mon: A language of Myanmar". Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Fifteenth edition. SIL International. Retrieved 2006-07-09.
  2. Dr. SM. "The Mon Language (An endangered species)". Monland Restoration Council. Retrieved 2006-07-12.