Ganan language

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Native toMyanmar
RegionSagaing Region
Native speakers
9,000 (2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3zkn

Ganan (also spelled as Ganaan or Kanan) is a Sino-Tibetan language of northwestern Myanmar. It belongs to the Luish branch, and is most closely related to the Kadu language of Myanmar.


Ethnologue lists Ganaan, Ganan, Ganon, Genan, Kanan as alternate names.


According to Ethnologue, as of 2007 Ganan is spoken in 24 villages of Banmauk Township along the Mu River by 9,000 people in Katha District, Sagaing Region, Myanmar. It is also located in a few villages in Homalin, Indaw, and Pinlebu townships (Ethnologue).


  1. ^ Ganan at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Ganaan". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.