Zhuang, Yang

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A language of China

Alternate Names
Caj coux, Can Yang, Dejing Zhuang, Dianbao, Fouh, Gen Yang, Jingxi Zhuang, Lang, Nong, Nung Giang, Tianbao, Tianpao, Tuhua, Yangx, Yangyu, Yangzhou, Zhuangyu Nanbu fangyan Dejing tuyu
Population

765,000 in China (2004). 745,000 in the Dejing area (Jingxi, Napo, and Debao Counties, Guangxi).

Location

Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region: Debao, Jingxi, and Napo counties; Yunnan province: Funing county, scattered in Bo’ai, Banlun, Dongbo, Guichao, Xinhua, and Zhesang townships and districts.

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Language Status

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

Dialects

Yang (Tuhua, Yangyu), Tianbao (Dianbao, Tianpao), Fouh (Fu), Sengh (Sheng), Caj coux (Jiazhou, Zouzhou). Most similar languages are Zuojiang Zhuang [zzj] and other Nung languages of Viet Nam. Lexical similarity: 70% with Nong Zhuang [zhn], Yang [zyg], Yongnan [zyn], Zuojiang, and Dai [zhd], 65% with Yongbei Zhuang [zyb]. A member of macrolanguage Zhuang [zha].

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Also use Mandarin Chinese [cmn], Yue Chinese [yue]. Used as L2 by Minz Zhuang [zgm], Yerong [yrn].

Writing

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

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Buddhist, Daoist.

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