Miao, Eastern Qiandong

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A language of China

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

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

Location

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

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Language Status

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

Dialects

None known. Not intelligible of other Miao varieties. Corresponds more or less to Ma’s Central Miao and Purnell’s Eastern Miao. A member of macrolanguage Hmong [hmn].

Language Development
Dictionary. Bible portions: 1928.
Other Comments

Traditional religion.