A language of China
ISO 639-3: pha
||26,800 in China (McConnell 1995). 10,000 monolinguals. Population total all countries: 32,370. Ethnic population: 26,815 in China.
||Guizhou Province, Liping, Congjiang counties; northeast Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Rongshui, Sanjiang, Longsheng, Rong’an, Lingui counties. Also in Viet Nam.
||Baheng, Bahengmai, Man Pa Seng, Meo Lai, Pa Hng, Pa Ngng, Pa Then, Paheng, Tóng
||Hmong-Mien, Hmongic, Pa-hng
||Vigorous. All domains. Positive attitude. Also use Hmong Njua [hnj], Dong [doc], Mandarin Chinese [cmn].
||Part of Yao nationality. Official ethnic community in Viet Nam, although the variety spoken there may be a separate language. SVO; uvular onsets; no nasal-final syllables but has nasalized vowels. Agriculturalists. Daoist.
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