Language of the Day for 09 September 2013

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Achang [acn]

A language of
China
Population
27,700 in China (1990 census). Population total all countries: 62,700. Ethnic population: 34,000 (2000 census).
Status
7 (Shifting). Language of recognized nationality: Achang.
Language Use
Longchuan dialect is stable, but other dialect speakers are shifting to Chinese. Many Han people in Longchuan County use Achang in informal situations. All domains. Mainly adults. Also use Chinese [zho], Jingpho [kac], Tai Nüa [tdd].
Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 86% (2000 census). Bible: 2011.