Enu

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A language of China

Alternate Names
Ximoluo
Population

30,000 (Dai Qingxia and Duan Kuangle 1995).

Location

South Yunnan Province, Simao municipality, Mojiang county, Yayi, Baliu, and Sinanjiang townships; Jiangcheng county, Jiahe and Qushui townships; Honghe prefecture, Luchun county.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened). Language of recognized nationality: Hani.

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 76% with Biyo [byo] (17 % of similarities are Han loanwords that both have borrowed), 74% with Kaduo [ktp].

Typology

Tonal, 3 tones.

Language Use

Some young people, all adults.

Other Comments

Ximoluo is an exonym given to Enu by other Hani peoples. Not known if it is pejorative.