Sangkong

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A language of China

Alternate Names
Buxia
Population

1,500 (1995 D. Bradley), decreasing. Ethnic population: 2,000.

Location

South Yunnan Province, Xishuangbanna Dai autonomous prefecture, Jinghong county, Xiaojie (3 villages) and Menglong (1 village) districts.

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Language Status

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

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Bisu [bzi] and Phunoi [pho].

Typology

Prenasalized initial consonants. Both -p -t -k endings and open syllables with tense vowels. Verbal particles which agree in number with the subject of the sentence.

Language Use

Negative attitudes. Most also use Hani [hni] (particularly the Yani variety of Haya dialect). Also use Lahu [lhu], Lü [khb], Mandarin Chinese [cmn].