Where on earth do they speak Kayan?

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Language: Kayan
Number of speakers: 133000
Language code: pdu
Alternate names: Kayan, Kayang, Padaung, Padaung Karen
Where spoken: Myanmar

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  • Language classification: Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Karenic, Northern
  • Dialects:
  • Also spoken in: Thailand
  • Region: South Shan State, Pekon township; Northwest Kayah State; Kayin State, Thandaung township; Mandalay Region, Pyinnmana township. Kayan Lahwi dialect: Kayah State, Lahwi and northwest Dimawso; Shan State, south Pekon. Kayan Kangan dialect: northwest Kayan State, Dimawso area. Also in Thailand.