Miao, Luopohe


A language of China

Alternate Names
Lobohe Miao, Luobo River Miao, Luobohe Hmong, Luopohe Hmong, Xi, Xijia Miao, Ximahe Miao

61,000 (Wang Fushi and Mao Zhongwu 1995).


Central Guizhou Province east of Guiyang, Weng’an, Guiding, Longli, and Kaiyang counties, Fuquan and Kaili municipalities.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous). Language of recognized nationality: Miao. Most officially classified within Miao nationality, except for Xijia group.


2 dialects. Not inherently intelligible of other Miao varieties. A member of macrolanguage Hmong [hmn].

Language Use

Home, community, market. All ages.

Other Comments

Traditional religion.