Micha language

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Micha
Michie
Central Yi
Native to China
Region Yunnan
Ethnicity Yi
Native speakers
estimates range from 30,000  (2007)[1]
to 1,000+ (1999)[2]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 yiq
Glottolog miqi1235[3]

Micha, or Miqie (密察), is a Loloish language of Yunnan. Usage is declining.

Classification[edit]

Micha (mi˦tɕi˨˩) is most closely related to Lipo, Lolopo, and Lisu (Gao 2014).

Distribution[edit]

Micha is spoken by about 9,000 in north-central Yunnan, in Wuding County, Luquan County, and Fumin County (Gao 2014).

  • Wuding County: Shedianxiaocun, Yongtaoxiacun, Yongtaozhongcun, Yangliuhe, Maichacun, Wodudacun, Woduxincun, Shuiduifang, Shanjudacun, Shanjuxiacun, Yangjiacun, Luomian, Xiagubai, Yanziwo, Shudecun, Dacun, Xincun, Baisha, Dashiban, Puxi Xincun, Yangliuhe, Nanshancun, Maidishan, Daxinzhuang, Yangjiucun, Nuomizha, Bizu
  • Luquan County: Shanglaowu, Xiashihuiyao, Qinglongqing, Bailike, Yantang, Pingtian, Damituo, Xicun
  • Fumin County: Madishangcun, Madixiacun, Madishaocun

According to the Nanjian County Gazetteer (1993), Micha (密岔) is also spoken in Nanjian County, around Aliwu 阿里勿[4] and Santaishan 三台山,[5] southeast of Dali.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Micha at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Miqie". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  4. ^ http://www.ynszxc.gov.cn/villagePage/vIndex.aspx?departmentid=261829
  5. ^ http://www.ynszxc.gov.cn/villagePage/vIndex.aspx?departmentid=48070
  • Gao, Katie Butler (2014). “Phonological Sketch and Classification of Micha: A Central Ngwi language of Yunnan.” Presented at the 47th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics. Oct 2014. Yunnan Normal University. Kunming, China.
  • Nanjian County Gazetteer Commission [南涧县志编纂委员会编] (ed). 1993. Nanjian County Gazetteer [南涧彝族自治县志]. Chengdu: Sichuan Reference Press [四川辞书出版社].