Buyang, E’ma

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A language of China

Alternate Names
Buozaang, Buyang Zhuang, Eastern Buyang, Funing Buyang, Langjia Buyang
Population

600 (Li Jinfang 1997).

Location

Yunnan Province, Wenshan Zhuang-Miao autonomous prefecture, Funing county, Gula township, 6 villages: E’cun, Maguan, Dugan, Zhelong, Nada, and Longna.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund). Language of recognized nationality: Zhuang.

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 78% with Langnian Buyang [yln], yet not intelligible despite frequent contact, 63% with Yerong (Yalang Buyang) [yrn], 48% with Baha Buyang [yha]. Also reportedly quite similar to En [enc] (200 speakers) of Northern Vietnam. (Li Jinfang 2006).

Language Use

Those 15–50 speak local Guibian Zhuang language [zgn]. Some, especially men, can speak the local southwestern Mandarin [cmn] dialect.

Other Comments

Traditional religion.