hmc – Central
hme – Eastern
hmi – Northern
hmh – Southwestern
Huishui Miao, AKA Huishui Hmong, is a Miao language of China. It is named after Huishui County, Guizhou, though not all varieties are spoken there. The endonym is Mhong, though it shares this with Gejia and it is simply a variant spelling of Hmong. Raojia is closely related.
Huishui was given as a subgroup of Western Hmongic in Strecker (1987). Matisoff (2001) split it into four separate languages, and, conservatively, did not retain it as a group.
- Central at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
Eastern at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
Northern at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
Southwestern at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
- Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Huishui Miao". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
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