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A language of China

Alternate Names
A’erwa, Awa Blang, P’uman, Puman, Wa, Wu, Wu Blang
Population

L1 users: 40,000 (2000).

Location

Southwest Yunnan Province, Baoshan municipal prefecture, Shidian and Changning counties. May be in Myanmar.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting). Language of recognized nationality: Blang.

Dialects

Not closely related to Plang [blr] (1990 J-O. Svantesson). May be same as Wu dialect of Wa [wbm] in Myanmar and Hu [huo] of China.

Language Use

Also use Mandarin Chinese [cmn].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 77%.
Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Buddhist, traditional religion.

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