Choni

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A language of China

Alternate Names
Chona, Chone, Cone, Jone, Zhuoni
Population

154,000 (2004).

Location

South Gansu Province, east Gannan prefecture, Lintan, Zhuoni, Diebu, and Zhouqu counties.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Hbrugchu (Zhouqu), Thewo (Diebu).

Language Development
Tibetan vernaculars are not written, but education in written Tibetan is available where Choni speakers live. Teachers probably speak either Choni or Amdo [adx].
Other Comments

Officially classified within Tibetan nationality.