Kachin is a language spoken in Myanmar (Burma). It is a member of the Tibeto-Burman family of languages, and is related to Tibetan and Burmese. There are four main dialects of Kachin, which are not mutually intelligible.
Kachin has a complex system of honorifics and social stratification. There are four main dialects of Kachin, which are not mutually intelligible. The language is tonal, and has a complex system of grammatical particles.
Kachin is spoken by approximately 1.4 million people, mostly in Myanmar, but also in India, Bangladesh and China. The language is used in education, government and the media.
Kachin is written using a Latin-based alphabet. There is also a Kachin Braille code.