Namuyi language

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Native to China
Native speakers
5,000  (2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 nmy
Glottolog namu1246[2]

Namuyi (Namuzi; autonym: næ˥mu˧zɨ˧˩) is a poorly attested Loloish[3] (Tibeto-Burman) language of Sichuan and Tibet. It has also been classified as Qiangic by Sun Hongkai (2001) and Guillaume Jacques (2011). The eastern and western dialects have low mutual intelligibility. In Sichuan, it is spoken in Muli County and Mianning County.


  1. ^ Namuzi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Namuyi". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Lama, Ziwo Qiu-Fuyuan (2012:145), Subgrouping of Nisoic (Yi) Languages, thesis, University of Texas at Arlington