Ai-Cham

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A language of China

Alternate Names
Atsam, Jiamuhua, Jin, Jinhua
Population

2,700 (2000).

Location

Southern Guizhou Province, Qiannan Buyi-Miao autonomous prefecture, Libo county, Di’e and Boyao townships. 13 villages.

Language Status

6b (Threatened). Language of recognized nationality: Bouyei.

Dialects

Boyao, Di’e. Dialects have phonological differences, but are largely intelligible. Reportedly similar to Mak [mkg].

Typology

SVO; tonal, 6 tones.

Other Comments

Traditional religion.