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Sinicized Miao

A language of China

ISO 639-3hmz

Population  250,000 (Hattaway 2000). Population total all countries: 252,000.
Region  Western Guizhou Province, Dafang, Guanling, Nayong, Pu’an, Puding, Qianxi, Qinglong, Shuicheng, Xingren, Zhenning, Zhijin, and Ziyun counties; southeastern Yunnan Province, Wenshan , Honghe prefectures; northwestern Guangxi Province, Longlin County; Anshun and Xingyi cities. Also in Viet Nam.
Alternate names   Hmong Shua
Dialects  Similar to Chuanqiandian Cluster Miao [cqd], Small Flowery Miao (Gha-Mu) [sfm], Forest Miao (Hmong Rongd) [mww].
Classification  Hmong-Mien, Hmongic, Chuanqiandian
Comments  SOV, 7 or 8 tones. Agriculturalists. Traditional religion, Christian.

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Viet Nam

Language name   Sinicized Miao
Population  2,000 (Hattaway 2000).
Region  Ha Giang Province. 3 villages.
Language map  Northern Viet Nam, reference number 77
Alternate names  Hmong Shua
Comments  Agriculturalists. Traditional religion.