Yongnan languages

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Yongnan
Yongnan Zhuang
Region China
Native speakers
1.8 million  (2000)[1]
Tai–Kadai
Language codes
ISO 639-3 zyn
Glottolog yong1275[2]

Yongnan, or Yongnan Zhuang, is a putative branch of Tai languages of southern China.

In the classification of Pittiyaporn (2009), Yongnan is not a single language, or even a natural group, but parts of two main branches of the Tai language family (clades C, I, and M):

* Not considered Yongnan by Pittiyaporn

See Tai languages for details.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yongnan at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Yongnan Zhuang". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  • Pittayaporn, Pittayawat. 2009. The Phonology of Proto-Tai. Ph.D. dissertation. Department of Linguistics, Cornell University.