Zhuang, Eastern Hongshuihe

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A language of China

Population

1,200,000 (2007).

Location

Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, south of eastern Hongshuihe river and south of Qianjiang river, includes south Shanglin, south Xincheng, south Xingbin, north Guigang, west Guiping, and south Wuxuan; some in Guangdong Province.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous). Language of recognized nationality: Zhuang.

Dialects

A member of macrolanguage Zhuang [zha].

Language Use

All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes.

Writing

Han (Hanzi, Kanji, Hanja) script [Hani], dating from Han dynasty, mainly used in non-official domains, gaining popularity.