Miao, Luopohe


A language of China

Alternate Names
Lobohe Miao, Luobo River Miao, Luobohe Hmong, Luopohe Hmong, Xi, Xijia Miao, Ximahe Miao

61,000 (Wang Fushi and Mao Zhongwu 1995).


Central Guizhou Province east of Guiyang, Weng’an, Guiding, Longli, and Kaiyang counties, Fuquan and Kaili municipalities.

Language Maps
Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


2 dialects. Not inherently intelligible of other Miao varieties.

Language Use

Home, community, market.

Other Comments

Officially classified within Miao nationality, except Xijia group officially classified within She nationality. Traditional religion.