Majiang County

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Majiang County
County
Chinese transcription(s)
Country China
Province Guizhou
Prefecture Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Majiang County (麻江县) is a county of Guizhou, China. It is under the administration of the Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture.

Languages[edit]

Languages spoken in Majiang County include Dongjia, Raojia, and Mulao. The Yao of Heba (河坝) speak an unclassified Hmong-Mien language.

Demographics[edit]

Ethnic Mulao are located in the following villages.[1] They are called "Ka" 卡 by the Raojia and "Kabie" 卡别 by the Miao.

  • Jidong Township 基东乡: Wengpao 瓮袍、Wengchang 瓮偿、An'e 安鹅、Jidong 基东
  • Xiasi Township 下司镇: Wenggang 瓮港、Dapo 大坡
  • Longshan Township 龙山乡: Fuxing 复兴
  • Bibo Township 碧波乡: Xinpai 新牌

The Raojia (also called Tianjia 天家 or Tian Miao 天苗) live in the townships of Heba 河坝 and Longshan 龙山 (in 23 natural villages, inside 6 administrative villages).[1] The Dongjia are distributed in 250 natural villages, inside 35 administrative villages and 12 townships.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Majiang County Almanac (1992)

Coordinates: 26°27′38″N 107°38′37″E / 26.46056°N 107.64361°E / 26.46056; 107.64361