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  • an Austroasiatic language

  • spoken by 850 thousand people in Myanmar, and around 100 thousand people in Thailand.
  • The best known linguistic cousins of Mon are Khmer (Cambodian) and Vietnamese. Mon-Khmer languages, along with Nicobarese and the Munda languages of India together form the Austroasiatic family.
  • Mon is written in an Indic-based alphabet which is derived from Pali.
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