Phupha language

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Phupha
Phuza
Native to China
Native speakers
14,000  (2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Variously:
yph – Phupha
aub – Alugu
ypp – Phupa
ypz – Phuza
Glottolog down1239[2]

Phupha, or Downriver Phula, is a dialect cluster of Loloish languages spoken by the Phula people of China. There are four principal varieties, which may be considered distinct languages:

  • Phupha, Alugu (Alugu Phupha)
  • Phupa, Phuza.

Usage is decreasing apart from Alugu, which is taught in primary schools.

The representative Phuza dialect studied in Pelkey (2011) is that of Bujibai 补鸡白, Lengquan Township 冷泉镇, Mengzi County.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phupha at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Alugu at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Phupa at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Phuza at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Downriver Riverine Phula". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.