Chona, Chone, Cone, Jone, Zhuoni
L1 users: 154,000 (2004).
Gansu province: east Gannan prefecture, Diebu, Lintan, Zhouqu, and Zhuoni counties; Sichuan province: north.
7 (Shifting). Language of recognized nationality: Tibetan.
Hbrugchu (Zhouqu), Thewo (Diebu, Thebo).
Tibetan vernaculars are not written, but education in written Tibetan is available where Choni speakers live. Teachers probably speak either Choni or Amdo [adx].