||1,000,000. 68% of 1,463,000 speak Southern Dong.
||Area where west Hunan and north Guangxi provinces meet, southeast Guizhou (Yuping Autonomous County); Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. 20 contiguous counties.
Southern China, reference number 37
||Gam, Kam, Tong, Tung, Tung-Chia
||Similar to Mulam [mlm]. Lexical similarity: 93% with Southern Dong dialects, 71% with Northern Dong [doc], 46% with Lakkia [lbc], 29% with Qabiao [laq], 26% with Hlai [lic], 24% with Gelao [gio], 22% with Lachi [lbt], 6% with Hmong Djua [hnj], 4% with Iu Mien [ium].
||Tai-Kadai, Kam-Tai, Kam-Sui
||Northern Dong [doc] users are more bilingual than Southern Dong. Use Mandarin [cmn] for literature. All domains. All ages. Neutral attitude. Northern Dong [doc] users are more bilingual than Southern Dong. Use Mandarin for literature.
||Part of Dong nationality. ‘Kam’ is their own name, ‘Dong’ is Chinese name. Traditional way of life is relatively undisturbed. Tonal, 9 tones. Agriculturalists: wet rice, rape, wheat, maize, tung oil, tea oil; forestry. Polytheist.