Riang language

Native to Burma, China
Ethnicity Palaung
Native speakers
28,000 (1995–2008)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
ril  Riang Lang
yin  Yinchia
Glottolog rian1260[2]

Riang is a Mon–Khmer language of Burma and China. Speakers are culturally assimilated with the Karen, but are Palaung by ancestry and their language is unrelated. Riang Lang and Riang Lai (Yinchia) are sometimes considered distinct languages.


  1. Riang Lang at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Yinchia at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Riang". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  • Shintani Tadahiko. 2014. The Riang language. Linguistic survey of Tay cultural area (LSTCA) no. 101. Tokyo: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA).

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