Cun

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A language of China

Alternate Names
Cunhua, Cun-Hua, Ngao Fon
Population

80,000 (1999 O. Jueya). 59% monolingual, mainly children, elders, and some women.

Location

Hainan Province, north Dongfang county, south bank of Changhua river, north bank in Changjiang county.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 40% with Hlai [lic]. Many loanwords from Chinese.

Typology

SVO; tonal, 10 tones (5 in checked syllables and 5 in unchecked syllables)

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. 41% can use Mandarin Chinese [cmn]. Very few also use Hlai [lic].

Language Development
Grammar.
Other Comments

Officially classified within Han nationality. Traditional religion.