Lashi (Lacid)

Lashi is a member of the Burmish branch of the Tibeto-Burman language family. It is spoken by between 30,000 and 60,000 people in southwestern China and northeastern Myanmar. In China it is spoken in Mangshi City, Ruili City, Longchuan County and Yingjiang County in Dehong Dai-Jingpho Autonomous Prefecture in western Yunnan Province. In Myanmar it is spoken Kachin and Shan states.

Lashi is also known as Leqi or Lacid. Lashi speakers call it and themselves Lacid.

Lashi is can be written with the Latin alphabet using a spelling system developed in the 1970s. The pronunciation shown below is based on the Cangmokhung dialect, which is regarded as the standard dialect in Kachin State in Myanmar.

Latin alphabet for Lashi

Latin alphabet for Lashi

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Sample text

Lacid Mouglaid Yhoem: mo lhoem: being" se' nyid da.He: Yheom: gi Lacid byumyu" yi da: yhoem: nghoid yoomo ajang" vang vang thu' thu' koid lho: xo' tei" nyid boem shang. He: yhoem: gi Lacid byumyu" yi shidmo Mangsoo: nyang: khyoo: shid byid: lho: koid byid: da: yhoem: nghoid.


Sample text (The Lord's Prayer - Luke 11: 2-4)

  1. Yesu gi «Nanu" akyu" mho' da" uri hid: su" mho' ge'. phoo we"-re" da" gyeungshang: myeing khyang" ri phau" myang: nyid boem baja". Re" da" mungdain: ju" loo baja".
  2. Ngoo nu" ca" nyid da" zoo: noem ngoonu" ri nyid" khang" nyid byid: we'.
  3. Ngoonu" ri subi" shoid da" yooboo- ngoonu" khyoid pyam byid: yhangti"- ngoonu" da" yooboo ri we' khyoid pyam byid: we'. Ngoonu" ri yau: da" jhu, phyo' ca: yu" jang" khyoo: ayhi: nhang.



  1. And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
  2. Give us day by day our daily bread.
  3. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.


Sample videos in Lashi

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Information about Lashi

Tibeto-Burman languages

Achang, Arakanese, Balti, Bisu, Chocha Ngacha, Drung, Hajong, Hani, Hmar, Jingpho, Lashi, Lepcha, Lhao Vo, Lhomi, Lisu, Magar, Manipuri, Mro, Naxi, Newar, Nusu, Pahari, Tangkhul Naga, Tujia, Yolmo, Zaiwa

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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