Sinicized Miao

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A language of China

Alternate Names
Biantou Miao, Changshu Miao, Curved Comb Miao, Flat Head Miao, Han Miao, Hmong Nzi, Hmong Sa, Hmong Shua, Hmong Sua, Long Comb Miao, Lopsided Comb Miao, Mushu Maio, Shuixi Miao, Waishu Miao, Water Miao, West of the Water Miao, Wooden Comb Miao
Population

250,000 in China (Hattaway 2000). Population total all countries: 252,000.

Location

West Guizhou Province, Dafang, Guanling, Nayong, Pu’an, Puding, Qianxi, Qinglong, Shuicheng, Xingren, Zhenning, Zhijin, and Ziyun counties, Anshun municipality; southeast Yunnan Province, Guangnan, Funing, and Jinping counties, Gejiu municipality; northwest Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Longlin county. Also in Viet Nam.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Not inherently intelligible with other Miao varieties.

Typology

SOV; 7 or 8 tones

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, community, market.

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.

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