Mo Piu language
|Region||Lao Cai province|
|Native speakers||237 (2011)|
|ISO 639-3||None (
Mo Piu (Mơ Piu) is an unclassified Hmongic language spoken in the village of Nậm Tu Thượng, 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.
- 22.05 N, 104.0166 E
- 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).
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