- Sino - Tibetan Tibeto- Burmese Lolo - Burmese Lolo centrally Lahu
Lahu is a Tibeto - Burmese language, which is spoken by the people of the Lahu in China and other countries. In older sources they are often called Muhsö, after the Tai word for hunter.
While similarities in pronunciation and grammar are noticeable with the Korean, this does not indicate a relationship between these languages. Apart from the Lahu language is also spoken by another minority in Yunnan as the lingua franca. In Thailand, the language is rarely used because it is not taught there. Lahu can be divided into three dialects, whose speakers can mutually communicate only with difficulty.