Pela language

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Pela
Bola
Native to China
Native speakers
400  (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bxd

Pela or Bola (Chinese: 波拉; autonym: pə˧˩la˥, exonym: po˧˩no˥˩) is a Burmish language of western Yunnan, China. In China, Pela speakers are classified as part of the Jingpo ethnic group. Pela may also be spoken in Burma.

Distribution[edit]

There are about 500 speakers as of 2005 (Bolayu Yanjiu 波拉语研究). The ethnic population is distributed as follows.

  • Luxi City
    • Santaishan 三台山乡
      • Yinqian 引欠村
      • Kongjiazhai 孔家寨 (representative dialect; Pela: tsɛ˧˩kʰauŋ˧˥tam˧˩)
    • Wuchalu 五岔路乡
      • Mengguang 勐广村
      • Nongnong 弄弄村
      • Gongqiu 贡丘
    • Xishan 西山乡
      • 2nd cluster 二组, Banzai 板栽
    • Chengjiao 城郊
      • Huashulin 桦树林
  • Lianghe County
    • Bangwai 邦外
  • Longchuan County
    • Shuangwopu 双窝铺
    • Wangzishu 王子树
    • Palangnong 浪弄

Yinqian 引欠 (or Yunqian 允欠)[2] and Mengguang 勐广[3] have the largest Pela populations.

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