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A language of China

Alternate Names
A’erwa, Awa Blang, Puman, P’uman, Wa, Wu, Wu Blang
Population

40,000 (2000).

Location

Southwest Yunnan Province, Baoshan municipal prefecture, Shidian and Changning counties. May be in Myanmar.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Not closely related to Plang [blr] (1990 J-O. Svantesson). May be same as Wu dialect of Wa [wbm] in Myanmar and Hu [huo] of China.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 77%.
Other Comments

About 75% officially classified within Blang nationality; the remainder are Va (Wa). Buddhist (Theravada), traditional religion.