Kaduo

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A language of China

Alternate Names
Khatu
Population

180,000 in China (Bradley 2007), increasing. Many monolinguals. Population total all countries: 185,000.

Location

Yunnan Province, primarily southeast Simao prefecture, Pu’er, Mojiang, and Jiangcheng counties. Also in Laos.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Typology

SOV; CV(V); a voiced-voiceless distinction only for fricatives; no tense or nasalized vowels; nouns mostly polysyllabic, other words mostly monosyllabic; many loanwords from Chinese; tonal, 8 tones

Language Use

Home, village. All ages. Most also use Chinese.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: Some in Chinese.
Writing
Miao (Pollard) script, no longer in use.
Other Comments

Officially classified within Hani nationality. Different from Kadu [zkd] in Myanmar.

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