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Nasu, Wusa

A language of China

ISO 639-3yig

Population  500,000 (2007), decreasing. Ethnic population: 700,000.
Region  Guizhou Province, Weining Yi-Hui-Miao Autonomous, Dafang Autonomous, Hezhang, and Pan counties; west Guangxi, Baise District.
Language map  Southwestern China, reference number 23
Alternate names   Eastern Yi
Dialects  Qian Xi, Bijie, Dafang. Reportedly low intelligibility between dialects.
Classification  Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Burmic, Ngwi, Northern
Language use  Home, village, market. All ages. Neutral attitude.
Language development  Traditional orthography for Wusa Nasu, related to but distinct from the traditional orthographies used by some other Northern Ngwi languages. Taught in primary schools. Dictionary.
Writing system  Yi script.
Comments  Classified as Yi nationality. SOV.
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