Maojia dialect

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Native to China
Region Hunan, Guangxi
Ethnicity Miao
Native speakers
200,000  (1991)[citation needed]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)

Maojia hua (猫家话; autonym: mau˥ka˥[1]) is a mixed variety of Chinese language spoken by about 200,000 people of Au Ka (Aoka 奥卡) Miao ethnicity in Chengbu Miao Autonomous County in the southwest of Hunan, and in Ziyun, Longsheng County, Guangxi.[2]

According to Chen Qiguang (2013:32),[1] Maojia (mau˥ka˥), also commonly known as "Green-clothed Miao 青衣苗", is spoken mostly in Chengbu County, but also in Suining, Wugang, Longsheng, and Ziyuan counties. There is a total of about 120,000 speakers. The representative dialect given in Chen (2013) is that of Xintang Village 信塘村, Yangshi Township 羊石乡, Chengbu Miao Autonomous County


  1. ^ a b Chen, Qiguang [陈其光] (2013). Miao and Yao language [苗瑶语文]. Beijing: China Minzu University Press.
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  • Ming studies, 34–35:55, University of Minnesota, 1995