Sangkong

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A language of China

Alternate Names
Buxia
Population

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

Location

Yunnan province: Xishuangbanna Dai autonomous prefecture, Jinghong county, Menglong (1 village) and Xiaojie (3 villages) 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].

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].