Mro-Khimi language

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Mro-Khimi[3] (also Mro,[4] Mro Wakim. or Mro Chin) is a Kuki-Chin language of Burma spoken by the Mro-Khimi people.[5]

Native toBurma
EthnicityMro-Khimi people (Mro Chin)
Native speakers
75,000 (2012)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3cmr

Geographical distributionEdit

Mro-Khimi is spoken in the following townships of Myanmar (Ethnologue).


There are 4 main dialects of Mro-Khimi (Ethnologue).

  • Arang (Ahraing Khami, Areung, Aroeng)
  • Xengna (Hrengna)
  • Xata
  • Vakung (Wakun, Wakung)

Wakun (Vakung) is the most widely spoken and understood dialect (Horney 2009:5). Horney (2009:5) also lists Aryn, Dau, Khuitupui, Likhy, Pamnau, Tuiron, Xautau, and Xienau as dialects of khami. Horney (2009) describes phonologies of the Wakun and Xautau dialects.[3]


  1. ^ Mro-Khimi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Mro Chin". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ a b Hornéy, Christina Scotte (2012). A phonological analysis of Mro Khimi (PDF) (MA thesis). Grand Forks: University of North Dakota.
  4. ^ Hartmann, Helga (2001). "Prenasalization and preglottalization in Daai Chin with parallel examples from Mro and Mara" (PDF). Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area. 24: 123–142.
  5. ^ Andrew, R. F. St. (1873). "A Short Account of the Hill Tribes of North Aracan". The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. 2: 233–247. doi:10.2307/2841171. ISSN 0959-5295. JSTOR 2841171.