Bunu, Wunai

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A language of China

Alternate Names
Hm Nai, Ngnai, Punu, Wunai
Population

5,800 (Shearer and Sun Hong Kai 2002), decreasing. Ethnic population: 8,000 (Bradley 2007).

Location

West Hunan Province, Longhui, Xupu, Tongdao, Chenxi, Dongkou, Chengbu, and Xinning counties; small area, northern Guangxi Province.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting). Language of recognized nationality: Yao.

Typology

SVO; has uvular onsets; only final nasal is velar.

Language Use

Also use Mandarin Chinese [cmn].

Other Comments

Bunu is a cover term for separate languages. Daoist.