|Native speakers||190,000 (1995)|
huj – Northern
hmy – Southern
hmg – Southwestern
Guiyang Miao, AKA Guiyang Hmong, is a Miao language of China. It is named after Guiyang County, Guizhou, though not all varieties are spoken there. The endonym is Hmong, a name it shares with the Hmong language.
Guiyang was given as a subgroup of Western Hmongic in Wang (1985). Matisoff (2001) separated the three varieties as distinct Miao languages, not forming a group. Wang (1994) adds another two minor, previously unclassified varieties.
- Northwestern (Qianxi 黔西)
- Mid-Southern (Ziyun 紫云)
Representative dialects of Guiyang Miao include:
- Northern reference at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
Southern reference at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
Southwestern reference at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
- Mortensen, David (2004). “The Development of Tone Sandhi in Western Hmongic: A New Hypothesis”. Unpublished, UC Berkeley. http://www.pitt.edu/~drm31/development_whmongic_tone_sandhi.pdf
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