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). 45,000 total ethnic population in China and Vietnam (Bradley 2007). Population total all countries: 33,610. 10,000 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 26,800.

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 2007). Also use Mandarin Chinese [cmn] (Bradley 2007). Also use Dong [doc] (Bradley 2007).

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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