Laomian

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A language of China

Alternate Names
Bisu, Guba, Lawmeh
Population

1,600 (2007), decreasing. Ethnic population: 5,000 (Bradley 2007).

Location

Yunnan Province, northwest Lancang county; Menglian county.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Similar to Bisu [bzi].

Language Use

Being replaced by Chinese and Lahu [lhu] (2007). Home, village. Neutral attitudes. Most also use Lahu [lhu] or Chinese [cmn] (Bradley 2007).

Other Comments

Officially classified within Lahu nationality.