Mantsi

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A language of Viet Nam

Alternate Names
Black Lolo, Flowery Lolo, Lolo, Red Mantsi
Population

1,100 (2002 J. Edmondson).

Location

Ha Giang province, Meo Vac and Dong Van districts; also Cao Bang province.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous). Language of recognized ethnic group: Lo Lo.

Dialects

None known. Called Southeast Vernacular, type of Yi. May be related to what is called Southeastern Yi or Guizhou Yi [yig] in China. Not intelligible with Sichuan Yi [iii] (Nosu).

Typology

Many uvular consonants, tense-lax voice quality; tonal, 5 tones.

Writing

Yi script [Yiii].

Other Comments

Part of the Lô Lô official ethnic community (4,541, 2009 census).