Miao, Southern QiandongPrint
500,000 (Wang and Mao 1995). All Miao in China: 8,950,000 (2000 census).
Guangxi province: Rongshui and Sanjiang counties; Guizhou province: Danzhai, Libo, Rongjiang Congjiang, and Sandu counties.
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].
Latin script [Latn].
Traditional religion, Christian.