Kayah Li   Kayah Li

Kayah or Kayah Li is a member of Karen branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family. It is spoken by about 590,000 people in the Kayah and Karen states of Burma (Myanmar). The language and people who speak it are also known as Western Kayah, Karenni, Karennyi, Red Karen, Yang Daeng or Karieng Daeng.

The Kayah Li alphabet was devised by Htae Bu Phae in March 1962. It is taught in schools in refugee camps in Thailand. It appears to be modelled, to some extent, on scripts such as Thai and Burmese.

Notable features

Kayah Li alphabet

Download Kayah Li fonts (TrueType format, 37K)

Sample videos in Kayah Li

Links

Information about the Kayah Li language and alphabet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kayah_languages
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kayah_Li_alphabet
http://std.dkuug.dk/jtc1/sc2/wg2/docs/n3038.pdf (PDF)

Kayah Li lesson
http://www.karennirefugees.com/learn-kayah.html

Information about the Karenni people
http://www.karenni.org/about_the_karenni.php

Online Karenni news
http://ktimes.org/

Information about the Kayah State
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kayah_State

Karenni Students Union (includes free Karenni/Kayah-li fonts)
http://www.karennisu.org

Tibeto-Burman languages

Achang, Arakanese, Balti, Bisu, Drung, Garo, Hajong, Hani, Hmar, Jingpho, Lahu, Lepcha, Lhomi, Lipo, Lisu, Magar, Manipuri, Marma, Mro, Naxi, Newar, Tangkhul Naga, Tujia, Yi, Yolmo

Alphabets

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Other writing systems


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