Miao, Southern Qiandong


A language of China

Alternate Names
Black Miao, Central Miao, Chientung Miao, Hei Miao, Hmu, Southern East-Guizhou Miao, Southern Hmu

500,000 (Wang Fushi and Mao Zhongwu 1995). All Miao in China: 8,950,000 (2000 census).


Southeast Guizhou Province, Sandu, Danzhai, Libo, and Rongjiang Congjiang counties; north Guangxi Province, Rongshui and Sanjiang counties.

Language Maps
Language Status

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


None known. Inherently unintelligible of other Miao varieties. Corresponds more or less to Ma’s Central Miao and Purnell’s Eastern Miao. A member of macrolanguage Hmong [hmn].

Language Development
Dictionary. NT: 2009.

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.