Lingling dialect

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Native to China
Region Guangxi
Ethnicity Miao
Native speakers
20,000  (1991)[citation needed]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog None

Lingling (also Ling hua 伶话 línghuà or Lingling hua) is an unclassified mixed Chinese dialect. It is spoken by 20,000 ethnic Miao in Longsheng County, Guangxi. It is only spoken within the community; with outsiders, Southwestern Mandarin is spoken.


  • Ming studies, 34–35:55, University of Minnesota, 1995