Nasu, Wusa

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A language of China

Alternate Names
Eastern Yi, Wusa Nesu
Population

600,000 (2018 M. Gerner), decreasing. Ethnic population: 700,000.

Location

Guizhou Province: Hezhang, Nayong, Shuicheng, Weining, and Zhijin counties.

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Language Status

5 (Developing). Language of recognized nationality: Yi.

Dialects

Qian Xi, Bijie, Dafang. Reported low intelligibility between dialects.

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Home, village, market. Used by all. Neutral attitudes. Also use Mandarin Chinese [cmn].

Language Development

Literacy rate in L1: Low. Literacy rate in L2: Moderate in Chinese. Taught at Guizhou Institute of Nationalities. Taught in primary schools. Literature. Dictionary. NT: 2018.

Writing

Yi script [Yiii], traditional.

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