Man Met language

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Man Met
Kemie
Native to China
Region Southwest Yunnan
Native speakers
unknown (900 cited 1990)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
mml – Man Met
kfj – Kemie (duplicate code)
Glottolog kemi1240  (Kemiehua)[2]
manm1238  (Man Met)[3]

Man Met, or Kemie (Chinese: 克蔑话 Kemiehua), is a poorly classified Austroasiatic language spoken by about 1,000 people in Jinghong County, Xishuangbanna, China. It is classified as an Angkuic language by Paul Sidwell (2010). It may be or Mangic according to Li Yunbing (2005),[4] or Palaungic. Like most other Austroasiatic languages, Kemie has subject–verb–object (SVO) word order.

Autonyms include man˩˧ met˥˧ 曼咪, kʰɤ˧˩ met˥˧ 克蔑, and kʰɤ˧˩ miŋ˧ 克敏 (Chen 2005:1), or khaʔ˧ min˧ (Yan & Zhou 2012:154).

Distribution[edit]

Kemie is spoken in the following villages by just over 1,000 people (Chen 2005:1).

  • Jinghong Township 景洪镇
    • Xiaomanmi 小曼咪村 (58 households, 256 persons)[5]
    • Damanmi 大曼咪村 (53 households, 234 persons)[6]
    • Jiangtou Manmi 江头曼咪村 (33 households, 124 persons)[7]
  • Manmi 曼咪村 (man13 met53) of Gadong Township 嘎东乡 (51 households, 228 persons)[8]
  • Sanjia 三家村 of Mengyang Township 勐养镇 (46 households, 200 persons)[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Man Met at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Kemie (duplicate code) at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Kemiehua". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Man Met". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  4. ^ 李云兵 / Li Yunbing. 2005. 布赓语研究 / Bugeng yu yan jiu (A Study of Bugeng [Bugan]). Beijing: 民族出版社 / Min zu chu ban she / Ethnic Publishing House
  5. ^ http://www.ynszxc.gov.cn/villagePage/vIndex.aspx?departmentid=229052
  6. ^ http://www.ynszxc.gov.cn/villagePage/vIndex.aspx?departmentid=229051
  7. ^ http://www.ynszxc.gov.cn/villagePage/vIndex.aspx?departmentid=229053
  8. ^ http://www.ynszxc.gov.cn/villagePage/vIndex.aspx?departmentid=227643
  9. ^ http://www.ynszxc.gov.cn/villagePage/vIndex.aspx?departmentid=201718

Further Reading[edit]

  • Chen Guoqing [陈国庆]. 2005. A Study of Kemie [Kemie yu yan jiu 克蔑语研究]. Beijing: Ethnic Publishing House [民族出版社].
  • Gao Yongqi [高永奇]. 2004. A Study of Buxing [Buxing yu yan jiu 布兴语研究]. Beijing: Ethnic Publishing House [民族出版社].
  • Yan Qixiang [颜其香] & Zhou Zhizhi [周植志] (2012). Mon-Khmer languages of China and the Austroasiatic family [中国孟高棉语族语言与南亚语系]. Beijing: Social Sciences Academy Press [社会科学文献出版社].