Luocheng Mulao Autonomous County
|Luocheng Mulao Autonomous County
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Township-level divisions||7 towns
|County seat||Dongmen (东门镇)|
|• Total||2,639 km2 (1,019 sq mi)|
|Elevation||339 m (1,112 ft)|
|• Density||140/km2 (350/sq mi)|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
Luocheng Mulao Autonomous County (zhuang: Lozcwngz Bouxmohlaujcuz Swci Yen,simplified Chinese: 罗城仫佬族自治县; traditional Chinese: 羅城仫佬族自治縣; pinyin: Luóchéng Mùlǎozú Zìzhìxiàn) is a county of northern Guangxi, China. It is under the administration of Hechi City.
There are 7 towns and 4 townships in the county:
- Dongmen (东门镇), Long'an (龙岸镇), Huangjin (黄金镇), Xiaochang'an (小长安镇), Siba (四把镇), Tianhe (天河镇), Huaiqun (怀群镇)
At least seven varieties of Chinese are spoken in Luocheng County (Edmondson 1992:137).
- Putonghua is the national language of China.
- Gui-Liu Hua is a local Pinghua variety spoken in Guilin and Liuzhou. It was spoken by government officials formerly sent to administer the region, and also used to be spoken in the provincial court.
- Tuguai Hua is the local Southwestern Mandarin vernacular spoken in Luocheng, Rongshui, and other nearby counties.
- Magai is a Cantonese variety introduced by migrating merchants from Guangdong.
- Ngai is a form of Southern Chinese with seven tones. It is spoken by 20,000 Han peasant agriculturalists.
- Yangsan is an archaic form of Chinese now spoken by only 300 people. It retains voiced stops and ten tones.
- Southern Min was introduced by recent migrants from Fujian.
- Edmondson, Jerold A. 1992. "Fusion and diffusion in E, Guangxi Province, China". T. Dutton et al. (eds.) The language game: papers in memory of Donald C. Laycock (Pacific Linguistic Series, C-110). Department of Linguistics, Australian National University, Canberra, 135-144.
- "2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码：罗城仫佬族自治县" (in Simplified Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2013-01-02.
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