Miao, Eastern Qiandong


A language of China

Alternate Names
Black Miao, Central Miao, Chientung Miao, Eastern East-Guizhou Miao, Eastern Hmu, Hei Miao, Hmu

350,000 (Wang Fushi and Mao Zhongwu 1995).


East Guizhou Province, Jianhe, Jinping, and Liping counties; west Hunan Province, Huitong, Jingzhou, and Tongdao counties.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


Not intelligible of other Miao varieties. Corresponds more or less to Ma’s Central Miao and Purnell’s Eastern Miao.

Language Development
Dictionary. Bible portions: 1928.
Other Comments

Officially classified within Miao nationality. Traditional religion.