Derung, Dulong (simplified Chinese: 独龙; traditional Chinese: 獨龍; pinyin: Dúlóng) or Trung is a Tibeto-Burman language of the Derung people of China. The Derung have no written language. It is believed that the Derung and Nu (Anung) people are of the same origin and speak somewhat the same language. They share the same kinship terminology as well as other cultural features.
Melam, Metu, Tamalu, and Tukiumu may be Derung dialects. They are not included in the speaker total above.
Dulongyu Jianzhi 独龙语简志 (1986) lists two main dialects of Dulong.
- Dulong River dialect 独龙河方言: Dulong River 独龙河 watershed, primarily in Dulongjiang Township 独龙江乡, Gongshan County, Yunnan. 4,700 speakers.
- Nujiang dialect 怒江方言: Gongshan County, Yunnan and Chawalong Township 察瓦龙乡, Zayü County, Tibet. 6,000 speakers.
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