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A language of Laos

Alternate Names
Buxinhua, Khabit, Khbit, Pasing, Phsin, Phsing
Population

1,960 in Laos (2005 census). Population total all countries: 2,160. Ethnic population: 1,730 (Bradley 2007).

Location

Near China border, Luang Namtha Province, northeast of Namtha district, and south of Boun Neua; Phongsali Province, Boun-Tai, Mai and Khua districts, 8 villages. Also in China (Buxinhua).

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Not Khmuic, but Palaungic (1990 J. Svantesson). Related to Khao [xao] in Viet Nam.

Typology

SVO; complex morphology (prefixing); attributives follow noun heads; adverbials precede verb heads; simple syllable structure; nontonal

Other Comments

Traditional religion.

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