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ဘာသာ မန်
Native to Myanmar
  • Mon State
  • Kayin State
  • Tanintharyi Region


  • Sangkhlaburi
  • Samut Songkhram
Region Lower Myanmar
Ethnicity Mon
Native speakers 800,000 - 1 million  (2007)e18
Language family
  • Monic
    • Mon
Writing system Mon-Burmese script
Recognised minority language in  Myanmar
Linguist List omx Old Mon

The Mon language is one of oldest language in Mainland Southeast Asia, and is part of an Austroasiatic language families. The language is non tonal unlike most of Southeast Asia language


The Mon script was originally adapted from the Pallava script. Oldest Mon script was found in Central Thailand, the inscriptions dated back around the 6th century, which mon people used to live here, the era called Dvaravati.The Mon script also has been adopted by the Burmese.The Mon alphabet contains 35 consonants


Mon sentence is Subject–Verb–Object.

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