Kiong Nai

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Kiong Nai
Jiongnai
Native to China
Region Jinxiu County, Guangxi
Native speakers
1,080  (1999)[1]
Hmong–Mien
Language codes
ISO 639-3 pnu
Glottolog jion1236[2]
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Kiong Nai (or Jiongnai, Chinese: 炯奈 jiǒngnài) is a divergent Hmongic (Miao) language spoken in Jinxiu County, Guangxi, China. The speakers' autonym is pronounced [kjɔ̄ŋ nāi] or [kjaŋ˧˩ nɛ˧˩]; kjɔŋ means 'mountain', while nai means 'people' (Meng 2001:1). Mao & Li (2002) consider it to be most closely related to She.

Dialects[edit]

Mao & Li (2002) divide Jiongnai into two major dialects.

  • Longhua 龙华, spoken in Longhua 龙华村 of Changdong Township 长垌乡
  • Liuxiang 六巷, spoken in Liuxiang Township 六巷乡

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kiong Nai at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Jiongnai Bunu". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  • 毛宗武, 李云兵 / Mao Zongwu, Li Yunbing. 2002. 炯奈语硏究 / Jiongnai yu yan jiu (A Study of Jiongnai). Beijing: 中央民族大学出版社 / Zhong yang min zu da xue chu ban she.
  • 蒙朝吉 / Meng Chaoji. 2001. 瑤族布努语方言研究 / Yao zu Bunu yu fang yan yan jiu [A Study of the Bunu Dialects of the Yao People]. Beijing: 民族出版社 / Min zu chu ban she.
  • http://sealang.net/sala/archives/pdf8/ratliff2003review.pdf

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