Muji language

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Not to be confused with Moji language or Muzi language.
Native to China
Native speakers
ca. 55,000  (2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Variously:
ymc – Southern Muji
ymq – Qila Muji
ymx – Northern Muji (Bokha)
ybk – Bokha (Black Muji)
ypm – Phuma (Black Muji)
Glottolog core1246[2]

Muji, or Bokha, is a Loloish language cluster spoken by the Phula people of China. It is one of several such languages to go by the name Muji.

The representative Southern Muji dialect studied in Pelkey (2011) is that of Pujiazhai 普家寨, Adeke Township 阿德博乡, Jinping County.

Qila Muji is spoken the following 3 villages (Pelkey 2011:166).

  • Qila, Laojizhai Township 老集寨乡, southern Jinping County, China
  • Wantang, Jinshuihe Township 金水河镇, southern Jinping County, China
  • Muong Hong, northwestern Lai Chau Province, Vietnam


  1. ^ Southern Muji at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Qila Muji at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Northern Muji (Bokha) at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Core Muji". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.