Buyang, Langnian

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A language of China

Alternate Names
Buozaang, Buyang Zhuang, E’cun Buyang, Eastern Buyang
Population

300 (Li 1997), decreasing.

Location

Yunnan province: Wenshan Zhuang-Miao autonomous prefecture, Funing county, Gula district, Gutao community, Nianlang village; Longse community, Langjia village.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund). Language of recognized nationality: Zhuang.

Dialects

None known. Lexical similarity: 78% with E’ma Buyang [yzg], yet not intelligible despite frequent contact, 67% with Yerong (Yalang Buyang) [yrn], 50% with Baha Buyang [yha], 45% with Pubiao [laq], 42% with Laji (Lachi) [lbt]. Also reportedly quite similar to En [enc] (200 speakers) of Northern Viet Nam. (Li 2006).

Language Use

Some also use Mandarin Chinese [cmn], especially men in the local southwest dialect. Also use Guibian Zhuang [zgn], a local variety, especially those ages 15–50.

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].

Other Comments

Traditional religion.

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