Language: Yangbye


This entry has been retired and is featured here only for bookkeeping purposes. Either the entry has been replaced with one or more more accurate entries or it has been retired because it was based on a misunderstanding to begin with.

Yangbye [ybd], listed as a separate language of Myanmar in the Arakan region, but not further located on the map. It is simply Arakanese, i.e., Rakhine [rki] ( David Bradley 1995 ). See also: Rakhine [rki].

Retired in ISO 639-3: merged into Rakhine [rki]

  • Change request: 2011-043
  • ISO 639-3: ybd
  • Name: Yangbye
  • Reason: merge
  • Effective: 2012-02-03

Excerpt from change request document:

Both Chaungtha and Yangbye refer to similar varieties within the Rakhine (rki) language. The speakers of these dialects identify themselves as "Rakhine". Wordlists collected on Yangbye island and in Kyauktaw Township share at least 94% lexical similarity with the prestige variety of Rakhine spoken in Sittwe Town.


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