Pa-Hng

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A language of China

Alternate Names
Baheng, Bahengmai, Man Pa Seng, Meo Lai, Pa Hng, Pa Ngng, Pa Then, Paheng, Tóng
Population

26,800 in China (McConnell 1995). 10,000 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 50,000 (Bradley 2007a). Total users in all countries: 33,610.

Location

Yunnan province: Wenshan Zhuang and Miao autonomous prefecture.

Language Status

6b (Threatened). Language of recognized nationality: Yao.

Dialects

Northern Pa-Hng, Southern Pa-Hng.

Typology

SVO; uvular onsets; no nasal-final syllables but has nasalized vowels.

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. Positive attitudes. Also use Hmong Njua [hnj] (Bradley 2007b), Mandarin Chinese [cmn] (Bradley 2007b), Northern Dong [doc] (Bradley 2007b).

Language Development
Grammar.
Other Comments

Official ethnic community in Viet Nam, although the variety spoken there may be a distinct language. Daoist.

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