Mili language

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Mili
Native to China
Region Yunnan
Native speakers
23,000  (2002)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ymh
Glottolog mili1235[2]

Mili is a Loloish language spoken in Jingdong County (in Anding 安定乡 and Wenlong 文龙乡 townships[3]), Yun, Zhenyuan, and Xinping counties of Yunnan province, China.

Vocabulary[edit]

The following basic vocabulary word list of Mili is from the Xinping County Ethnic Gazetteer (1992:79-80).

English gloss Chinese gloss Mili 咪俚语
One tɕʰo˨˩
Two nʲi˧
Three so˧
Four li˧
Five ŋo˨˩
Six tɕʰo˨˩
Seven xə˨˩
Eight xẽ˨˩
Nine kɯ˧
Ten tʰi˧
Sun 太阳 ʔɑ˥mu˧tɕʰu˧
Moon 月亮 xo˧bo˧˥
Sky ɤ̃˧tso˧
Ground mi˨˩li˧
Mountain ʂe˨˩
Water ɤ˥tsʰou˨˩
Fire ʔɑ˥to˥
Field dau˥mi˥
Valley tsʰɤ˥ʂa˨˩
Cow y˥ŋĩ˨˩
Sheep ʔɑ˥tsʰi˨˩
Horse me˨˩
Pig ve˨˩
Chicken ʑi˧
Dog ɑ˥nu˥
Eat 吃饭 tso˥dzo˨˩
Sleep 睡觉 ʑi˨˩do˧
Man (male) 男人 tsʰo˥po˧
Woman 女人 tsʰo˥mo˧
House 房屋 jɛ˥xɛ˥
Clothes 衣服 kɑ˨˩tɕʰi˥
Red nɤ̃˥
Black nɑ˧
Street 街子 ʑi˧kɑ˨˩

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mili at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Mili". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ http://asiaharvest.org/index.php/people-group-profiles/china/
  • Xinping County Ethnic Gazetteer [新平彝族傣族自治县民族志] (1992). Kunming: Yunnan People's Press [云南民族出版社].