Miao, Southern Qiandong

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A language of China

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

500,000 (Wang Fushi and Mao Zhongwu 1995). All Miao in China: 8,950,000 (2000 census).

Location

Southeast Guizhou Province, Sandu, Danzhai, Libo, and Rongjiang Congjiang counties; north Guangxi Province, Rongshui and Sanjiang counties.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Inherently unintelligible of other Miao varieties. Corresponds more or less to Ma’s Central Miao and Purnell’s Eastern Miao.

Language Development
Dictionary.
Other Comments

Officially classified within Miao nationality. Traditional religion, Christian.