YINTALE ( YINTALAI)

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One of the small­est Kayah sub­groups, the Yintale tribe is a fast-dis­ap­pear­ing tribe, as is its unique tra­di­tions and cul­tures. The peo­ple are dis­persed over three vil­lages through­out Bawlakhe Town­ship, south of Loikaw, cap­i­tal city of the Kayah State.

The Yintale tribe’s of­fi­cial di­alects are Bawlake and Wa Awng. The three vil­lages also have their own lan­guage known as Yintale, which is re­port­edly made up a va­ri­ety of di­alects from Western Kayah, such as Chi Kwe, Soun­glog and Wan Cheh.

A Kayah mem­ber wear­ing tra­di­tional cloth­ing and neck­laces made from sil­ver coins

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