Samatao

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A language of China

Alternate Names
Samadu, Samaduo, Samou
Population

400 (2007), decreasing. Ethnic population: 2,810 (Bradley 2007).

Location

Yunnan Province, Guandu district, Kunming municipality, Zijun village. A few elderly speakers in Zhenkang and Yongde.

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Language Status

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

Dialects

None known. Similar to Samei [smh] and Sanie [ysy], but not mutually intelligible (Bradley 2007).

Language Use

Some language heritage activities underway in the village school (Bradley 2007). No fluent speakers under 50. Also use Mandarin Chinese [cmn].