Enu language

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Enu
Ximoluo
Native to China
Region Yunnan
Ethnicity Hani
Native speakers
14,000  (2009)[citation needed]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 enu
Glottolog enuu1235[1]

Enu or Ximoluo (Chinese: 西摩洛; autonym: ŋɔ˧˩ŋjv˧˩[clarification needed] (Dai 2009:4)) is a Hanoish language of the Bi-Ka branch spoken by 14,000 people of the Hani ethnic group (Dai 2009). It is spoken in the counties of Mojiang, Jiangcheng, and Luchun in Yunnan, China.

Distribution[edit]

Ximoluo is spoken mostly in Yayi Township 雅邑乡, south-central Mojiang County, where most of the locals are classified as ethnic Hani, Han, Yi, and Dai (Dai 2009:4). There are more than 8,000 Ximoluo people in Yayi Township, in the villages of Yayi 雅邑,[2] Xuka 徐卡,[3] Nanwen 南温,[4] Zuoxi 座细,[5] and Nanniwan 南泥湾,[6] and also smaller numbers in Xialuopu 下洛浦,[7] Baga 巴嘎,[8] and Bali 坝利.[9]

References[edit]

  • Dai Qinxia [戴庆厦]. 2009. A Study of Ximoluo [西摩洛语研究]. Beijing: Ethnic Publishing House [民族出版社].