Kuamasi language

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Native to China
Region Yunnan
Native speakers
1,000  (2011)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 yku
Glottolog kuam1234[2]

Kuamasi (kʰua˧ma˧sɨ˥; Chinese: 跨玛斯话) is a recently discovered Loloish language of Heqing County, Yunnan, China. They are known by the Kua-nsi as kʰua˧ma˧sɨ˥. The Kuamasi are found in Matang 麻塘, Songping Village 松坪村, Liuhe Township 六合乡, Heqing County (Castro, et. al 2010).[3]


  1. ^ Kuamasi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Kuamasi". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Andy Castro, Brian Crook, Royce Flaming. 2010. A sociolinguistic survey of Kua-nsi and related Yi varieties in Heqing county, Yunnan province, China. SIL International.