Dzao Min

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A language of China

Alternate Names
Ba Pai Yao, Yao Min, Yau Min, Zaomin
Population

60,000 (Wang Fushi and Mao Zhongwu 1995).

Location

Northern Guangdong Province, Liannan and Yangshan counties; south Hunan Province, Yizhang county.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous). Language of recognized nationality: Yao.

Dialects

None known. Not intelligible with other Mienic languages. Lexical similarity: 61% with Iu Mien [ium], 59% with Kim Mun [mji], 58% with Biao-Jiao Mien [bje].

Other Comments

Daoist.