Buyang, Langnian

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A language of China

Alternate Names
Buozaang, Buyang Zhuang, Eastern Buyang, E’cun Buyang
Population

300 (Li Jinfang 1997), decreasing.

Location

Yunnan Province, Wenshan Zhuang-Miao autonomous prefecture, Funing county, Gula district, Longse community, Langjia village; Gutao community, Nianlang village.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund).

Dialects

Similar to E’ma Buyang [yzg]. 78% with E’ma Buyang [yzg], yet not intelligible despite frequent contact, 67% with Yerong (Yalang Buyang) [yrn], 50% with Baha Buyang [yha], 45% with Pubiao [laq], 42% with Laji (Lachi) [lbt]. Also reportedly quite similar to En [enc] (200 speakers) of Northern Vietnam. (Li Jinfang 2006).

Language Use

Those 15 to 50 use local Guibian Zhuang [zgn]; some, especially men, also use local Southwest Mandarin [cmn].

Other Comments

Officially classified within Zhuang nationality. Traditional religion.