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6. Wa Weights and Measures

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This appendix presents the Wa units of weight, volume and length, as well as terms for units of currency and money found in the book Dictionary of Wa: With translations into English, Burmese and Chinese: Volume 1 (A-M). The book encompasses two closely related varieties of Wa, namely Paraok and Bible Wa, described in Diffloth, as represented in the corpus of printed Wa texts assembled for the purpose of compiling the dictionary. Far from being a single language, Wa encompasses a diverse cluster of closely related dialects, many of them not mutually understandable.

Keywords: Bible Wa; Paraok Wa



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