Miao, Luopohe


A language of China

Alternate Names
Lobohe Miao, Luobo River Miao, Luobohe Hmong, Luopohe Hmong, Xi, Xijia Miao, Ximahe Miao

61,000 (Wang and Mao 1995).


Guizhou province: Guiding, Kaiyang, Longli, and Weng’an counties, Fuquan and Kaili municipalities.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous). Language of recognized nationality: Miao. Most officially classified within Miao nationality, except for Xijia group.


2 dialects. Not inherently intelligible of other Miao varieties. A member of macrolanguage Hmong [hmn].

Language Use

Home, community, market. Used by all.

Other Comments

Traditional religion.

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