Zotung language

Zotung
Zo
Native to Burma
Region Rezua, Chin State
Ethnicity Zo (Zo Minphuin)
Native speakers
(52,000 cited 1990)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 czt
Glottolog zotu1235[2]

Zotung (Zo Minphuin, Chin) is a Kuki-Chin language spoken in Rezua subtownship, Chin State, Burma.

Distribution

VanBik (2009:55)[3] lists the following Zotung villages: Aekaw, Lotaw, Laawvaw, Ccaho, Pangvaw, Rangcci, Sihathong, Zawngnak, Angraw, Poolei, Vuakhipaw, Lavoikung, Dawccung, Khawboi, Seccae, Lungkhy, Laepi, Ccungsung, Langly, Sesie, Khawtua, Sesie, Ceiunia, Rovaw, Razua, Ccawceiu, Rasae, Etang, Thadya, Ceiubyng, Hinthang, Siangaw, Longphialia, Thaawlang, Hunglae, Raso, Tuilaw, Tingsi, Zesaw, Thesi, Lungring, Sungpi, Vocui, Kaelung, Belae, Lungngo, Sepi, Tuphae, Lawngdua, Suitong, Daidin, Din, Voiru

Villages

  1. Razua
  2. Ccawceiu
  3. Rasae
  4. Longphialia
  5. Eta
  6. Thadya
  7. Ceiubyng
  8. Honglae
  9. Raso
  10. Tingsi
  11. Tuilaw
  12. Thaawlaa
  13. Siangaw
  14. Hinthaa
  15. Rovaw
  16. Ccongsawng
  17. Laaly
  18. Sesie
  19. Ceiunia
  20. Khawtua
  21. Laepi
  22. Lawngkhy
  23. Seccae
  24. Aekaw
  25. Lotaw
  26. Ccaho
  27. Laawvaw
  28. Pangvaw
  29. Lawngdua
  30. Nawbohng
  31. Rangccii
  32. Sihathong
  33. Zawngnak
  34. Angraw
  35. Poolei
  36. Vuakhipaw
  37. Lavoikung
  38. Voiru
  39. Din
  40. Dinpi
  41. Daedin
  42. Suitong
  43. Daawccong
  44. Tuphae
  45. Khawboi
  46. Ccangcceh
  47. Thesi
  48. Zesaw
  49. Longring
  50. Songpi
  51. Sepi
  52. Longngo
  53. Belae
  54. Kaelawng
  55. Vocui
  • Rovaw - 2 locations
  • Hinthaa - 4 locations
  • Ccongsawng - 2 locations
  • Ceiubyng - 2 locations

55 villages in 61 locations (2017):

  • 4 villages in Gangaw township, Magway Region
  • 3 villages in Hakha township, Chin State
  • 1 village in Thangtlang township, Chin State
  • 1 village in Mindat township, Chin State
  • 46 villages in Matupi township, Chin State

Lost Zotung villages:

  • Lawngko, nearby (very close with) Kaelawng
  • Cuitaw, between Lotaw and Longngo
  • Tongbu, moving into Mara land and became Mara now.

References

  1. Zotung at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Zotung Chin". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. VanBik, Kenneth. 2009. Proto-Kuki-Chin: A Reconstructed Ancestor of the Kuki-Chin Languages. STEDT Monograph 8. ISBN 0-944613-47-0.
  • Shintani Tadahiko. 2015. The Zotung language. Linguistic survey of Tay cultural area (LSTCA) no. 105. Tokyo: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA).


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