Talk:Yang Zhuang language

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Dejing dialect area[edit]

The language status of Yang Zhuang is still under debate. In fact, it might be simply one of several distinct languages within the Debao-Jingxi-Napo area. See https://mail.link77.net/~emily_jackson@sil.org/20110629DRAFT-English-Dejing_survey_report-ESR.pdf .

Dejing is probably not Yang Zhuang. "Dejing" is short for Debao-Jingxi, and Yang is what some, but not all, speakers in the Debao-Jingxi region call themselves. Jackson (2011) describes a lot of divergent dialects in the Dejing dialect area (southwestern Guangxi) such as Zong, Min, Langhua, and many others. It's very likely that they can't all be stuffed under "Yang Zhuang." — Stevey7788 (talk) 07:47, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

Defintely not fair to say these are the same. Whilst Yang Zhang well defined, the term Deijing Zhuang is vague, or incorrect, since in Debao and Jingxi Counties have several Zhuang languages are spoken. Therefore removed the comment.Johnkn63 (talk) 02:36, 18 March 2013 (UTC)