Queyu

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A language of China

Alternate Names
Choyo, Zhaba
Population

7,000 (1995).

Location

West Sichuan Province, Ganzi (Garzê) Tibetan autonomous prefecture, Xinlong (Nyagrong) and Yajiang (Nyagquka) Litang counties.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Similar to Zhaba [zhb].

Typology

SOV; adjectives and number-classifier constructions follow noun heads; consonant cluster initials; tonal, 4 tones

Language Use

Use Tibetan [bod] as a liturgical language (2007).

Other Comments

Officially classified within Tibetan nationality. Glossonym: Zhaba is used in Tuanjie Township of Yajiang County. Different from Zhaba language in Zhamai District. Buddhist (Lamaist), traditional religion.