Achang language

Native to China, Burma
Ethnicity Achang
Native speakers
(60,000 cited 1990–2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 acn
Glottolog acha1249[2]

The Achang language (autonym: ŋa˨˩tʂhaŋ˨˩; Chinese: 阿昌) is a Tibeto-Burman language spoken by the Achang (AKA Maingtha) in China. Also called Ngochang.


Achang is spoken in the following locations (阿昌语简志).


The Xiandao 仙岛 dialect (100 speakers; autonym kʰan˧˩tau˧˩) is spoken in the following two locations in Yingjiang County, Dehong Prefecture, Yunnan, China (Xiandaoyu Yanjiu).

Further Reading


  1. Achang at Ethnologue (19th ed., 2016)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Achang". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

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