Kaduo

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A language of China

Alternate Names
Khatu
Population

180,000 in China (Bradley 2007b), increasing. Many monolinguals. Total users in all countries: 185,000.

Location

Yunnan province: primarily southeast Simao prefecture, Jiangcheng, Mojiang, and Pu’er counties.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous). Language of recognized nationality: Hani.

Typology

SOV; CV(V); a voiced-voiceless distinction only for fricatives; no tense or nasalized vowels; nouns mostly polysyllabic, other words mostly monosyllabic; many loanwords from Chinese; tonal, 8 tones.

Language Use

Home, village. All ages. Most also use Mandarin Chinese [cmn].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: Some in Chinese.
Writing

Miao (Pollard) script [Plrd], no longer in use.

Other Comments

Different from Kadu [zkd] in Myanmar.

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