Biyo

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A language of China

Alternate Names
Bio, Biyue, Piyo
Population

120,000 (Bradley 1997).

Location

Yunnan Province, southeast Simao prefecture, Mojiang, Jiangcheng, Zhenyuan, and Jingdong counties.

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Language Status

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

Language Use

Also use Mandarin Chinese [cmn].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 70%. Observed functional literacy in Chinese is low. Official literacy rate for the Hani Nationality is registered much higher.
Other Comments

A distinct language from Akha [ahk] and Kaduo [ktp]. Traditional religion, Christian.