Geko Karen

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Geko
Native to Burma
Ethnicity Kayan
Native speakers
unknown (17,000 Geko (2010); 7,300 Yinbaw cited 1983)[1]
Sino-Tibetan
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
ghk – Geko
kvu – Yinbaw
Glottolog geko1235  (Geko)[2]
yinb1236  (Yinbaw)[3]

Geko is a Karen language of Burma. Yinbaw is reportedly a variety. Speakers of Geko and Yinbaw are ethnically Kayan, as are speakers of Lahta and Padaung.

Distribution

Yinbaw (population 7,300 as of 1983) is spoken in eastern Shan State and Kayah State.

Dialects

  • Geker
  • Gekho
  • Thaidai (Htideh)

References

  1. Geko at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Yinbaw at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Geko Karen". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Yinbaw Karen". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>