Cun

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A language of China

Alternate Names
Cunhua, Cun-Hua, Ngao Fon
Population

80,000 (1999 O. Jueya). 47,200 monolinguals. Mainly children, elders, and some women.

Location

Hainan Province, north Dongfang county, south bank of Changhua river, north bank in Changjiang county.

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Language Status

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

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 40% with Hlai [lic]. Many loanwords from Chinese.

Typology

SVO; tonal, 10 tones (5 in checked syllables and 5 in unchecked syllables).

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Very few also use Hlai [lic]. 41% can use Mandarin Chinese [cmn].

Language Development
Grammar.
Other Comments

Traditional religion.