Samu language

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Native to China
Native speakers
400  (2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ysd

The Samu (autonym: sa˧mu˧; Chinese: 撒慕) language, Samatao (sa˧ma˨˩taw˨˩; Chinese 撒马多 Samaduo), also known as Eastern Samadu, is a Loloish language spoken by older adults in Zijun Village 子君村 (also called Da'er), Yiliu Township 矣六乡, Guandu District 官渡区, Kunming, China.[3] Although there is an ethnic population of 2,465 as of 1999, there are no fluent speakers under 50 years of age.[4]


  1. ^ Samu at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Lama, Ziwo Qiu-Fuyuan (2012), Subgrouping of Nisoic (Yi) Languages, thesis, University of Texas at Arlington
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  4. ^ Bradley, David. 2005. "Sanie and language loss in China".International Journal of the Sociology of Language. Volume 2005, Issue 173, Pp. 159–176.