Mo Piu language
|Region||Lào Cai Province|
|Native speakers||240 (2011)|
|ISO 639-3||None (
Mo Piu (Mơ Piu) is an unclassified Hmongic language spoken in the village of Nậm Tu Thượng, Nậm Xé Township, western Văn Bàn District, Lào Cai Province. It was first documented in 2009 by a team of French linguists as part of the MICA Institute's "Au Co" Project.
Geneviève Caelen-Haumont reported 237 speakers as of 2011. She notes that Mo Piu is highly divergent from neighbouring Hmongic languages, and is currently unclassified within Hmongic.
- Caelen-Haumont, Geneviève (2011), "Towards the tonal system of an unknown language from south-east Asia: a deeper insight", Proceedings of the Tonal Aspects of Languages (2012).
- 22.05 N, 104.0166 E
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