Pingtang Miao, named after Pingtang County (平塘 píngtáng) in which it is spoken, is a group of Miao languages of China.
Classification [ edit ]
The four varieties of Pingtang were listed as unclassified branches of
Chuanqiandian Miao (Western Hmongic) in Wang (1983). Li (2000) classified them together as one of eight branches of Western Hmongic, [2 ] a position maintained in Wu and Yang (2010). [3 ] [4 ]
Varieties [ edit ]
There are four varieties of Pingtang according to Li (2000):
North (Strecker's Pingtang Miao), 11,000 speakers
East (Strecker's Dushan Miao), 4,000
South (Strecker's Luodian–Pingyan Miao), 6,000
West (Strecker's Wangmo–Luodian Miao
AKA Mhang), 3,000
These are at approximately the distance of the varieties of the other branches of West Hmongic, which
assigned separate ISO codes. Ethnologue
References [ edit ]
^ Wang Fushi (1983). "Miáoyǔ fāngyán huàfēn wèntí (On the Dialect Divisions of the Miao Language)". Mínzú Yǔwén 5:1–22.
^ 李云兵，《 苗语方言划分遗留问题研究》，中央民族大学出版社，2000年。
^ Wú Zhèngbiāo and Yáng Guāngyīng, 2010. 兼谈苗族英雄史诗《亚鲁王》的记译整理问题, 民族翻译.