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Cao Miao

A language of China

ISO 639-3cov

Population  63,600 (2000).
Region  Southeast Guizhou Province, Liping County; southwest Hunan Province, Tongdao Dong Autonomous County; northeast Guangxi, Sanjiang Dong Autonomous County, near South Dong, small villages.
Language map  Southern China
Alternate names   Grass Miao, Mjiuniang, Sanjiang Miao
Dialects  Similar to Northern Dong [doc] and sometimes referred to as a special dialect of Dong.
Classification  Tai-Kadai, Kam-Tai, Kam-Sui
Language use  Daily communication. Also use Mandarin Chinese [cmn].
Comments  Classified as Miao nationality. Chinese used in singing. Tonal, 6 tones. Traditional religion.