Phowa, Labo

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A language of China

Alternate Names
Asaheipho, Asahopho, Ekhepho, Labopho, Pho, Phula, White Phu, Zemapho
Population

17,000 (Pelkey 2011), decreasing. Ethnic population: 21,000.

Location

Yunnan Province, central, north-central and southeast Kaiyuan county, primarily in western Beige township; also in Mazheshao, Laozhai, Zhongheying, Yanggai, Mazheshao, and Lebaidao townships.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Most similar to Ani Phowa [ypn]; transitional with Hlepho [yhl] and Ani Phowa [ypn].

Language Use

Dialects spoken in Kaiyuan County are most endangered. Home, village, market. All ages.

Other Comments

Phowa subgroup of Highland Phula. Traditional religion.