Kim Mun language

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Kim Mun
Native to China
Region Jinxiu Yao Autonomous County
Native speakers
ca. 400,000  (1995–1999)[1]
Hmong–Mien
Official status
Official language in
China (in Jinxiu Yao Autonomous County)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 mji

Kim Mun language (金门方言) is a Hmong–Mien language spoken by some of the Yao people in the provinces of Guangxi, Hunan and Hainan.

Iu Mien and Kim Mun are very similar to each other, having a lexical similarity percentage of 78%.

Distribution[edit]

In China, Kim Mun is spoken in the following counties (Mao 2004:304-305).[2]

  • Yunnan: Hekou, Malipo, Maguan, Xichou, Qiubei, Guangnan, Funing, Yanshan, Shizong, Jiangcheng, Mojiang, Yuanyang, Jinping, Lüchun, Mengla, Jinghong
  • Guangxi: Xilin, Lingyun, Napo, Tianlin, Fengshan, Bama, Lipu, Pingle, Mengshan, Jinxiu, Yongfu, Luzhai, Fangcheng, Shangsi
  • Hainan: Qiongzhong, Baoting, Qionghai, Tunchang, Ledong, Wanning, Yaxian

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kim Mun at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ 毛宗武, 李云兵 / Mao Zongwu, Li Yunbing. 1997. 巴哼语研究 / Baheng yu yan jiu (A Study of Baheng [Pa-Hng]). Shanghai: 上海远东出版社 / Shanghai yuan dong chu ban she.

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