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Mantsi

A language of Viet Nam

ISO 639-3nty

Population  1,100 (2002 J. Edmondson).
Region  Hà Giang Province, Meo Vac and Dong Van districts.
Language map  Northern Viet Nam, reference number 56
Alternate names   Black Lolo, Flowery Lolo, Lolo, Red Mantsi
Dialects  Called ‘Southeast Vernacular’ type of Yi. May be related to what is called Southeastern Yi or Guizhou Yi [yig] in China. Not intelligible with Sichuan Yi [iii] (Nosu).
Classification  Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Lolo-Burmese, Loloish, Northern, Yi
Writing system  Yi script.
Comments  Many uvular consonants, tense-lax voice quality; tonal, 5 tones.
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