Jino language

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Jino
Jinuo
Pronunciation [tɕy˦no˦] or [ki˦nʲo˦][1]
Region southern Yunnan (People's Republic of China)
Ethnicity Jino
Native speakers
10,000  (1994–2007)[2]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
jiu – Youle Jinuo
jiy – Buyuan Jinuo

Jino (Jinuo; autonyms: tɕy˦no˦, ki˦nʲo˦) is a pair of Loloish languages spoken by the Jino people of Yunnan. The two languages, Youle and Buyuan, are not mutually intelligible. There is no official written form. Most Jino also speak one of the Tai languages or Chinese.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lama, Ziwo Qiu-Fuyuan (2012), Subgrouping of Nisoic (Yi) Languages, thesis, University of Texas at Arlington
  2. ^ Youle Jinuo at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Buyuan Jinuo at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)