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Bit

A language of Laos

ISO 639-3bgk

Population  1,530 in Laos (1985 F. Proschan). Population total all countries: 1,730.
Region  Near the north border with China, northeast of Namtha, Luand Namtha Province, and south of Boun Neua; Phongsali Province, Boun-Tai, Samphan, and Khoa districts, 8 villages. Also in China.
Language map  Laos, reference number 5
Alternate names   Buxinhua, Khabit, Khbit, Phsin, Phsing
Dialects  Not Khmuic, but Palaungic (1990 J. Svantesson). Related to Khao [xao] in Viet Nam.
Classification  Austro-Asiatic, Mon-Khmer, Northern Mon-Khmer, Khmuic, Khao
Comments  SVO; complex morphology (prefixing); attributives follow noun heads; adverbials precede verb heads; simple syllable structure; nontonal. Traditional religion.

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China

Language name   Buxinhua
Population  200 in China (1994).
Region  Southwest Yunnan Province, Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, Mengla County.
Language map  Southwestern China
Comments  Traditional religion.
 
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