Zaiwa language

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Not to be confused with Atsi dialect of Fang.
Zaiwa
Atsi
Native to China, Burma
Native speakers
110,000  (1997–1999)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 atb
Glottolog zaiw1241[2]

Zaiwa (autonym: tsau˧˩va˥˩; Tsaiwa, Tsaiva) is a language spoken in parts of China and Burma. There are around 100,000 speakers. It is also known as Atsi, its name in Jingpo. Zaiwa is a member of the Burmish languages. Pela (Bola), 400 speakers, was once classified as a dialect.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zaiwa at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Zaiwa". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  • Yabu Shirō 藪 司郎 (1982). アツィ語基礎語彙集 / Atsigo kiso goishū / Classified dictionary of the Atsi or Zaiwa language (Sadon dialect) with Atsi, Japanese and English indexes. Tokyo: 東京外国語大学アジア・アフリカ言語文化研究所 Tōkyō Gaikokugo Daigaku Ajia Afurika Gengo Bunka Kenkyūjo.
  • Yabu Shirō 藪 司郎 (1988). A preliminary report on the study of the Maru, Lashi and Atsi languages of Burma. In Yoshiaki Ishizawa (ed.), Historical and cultural studies in Burma, 65-132. Tokyo: Institute of Asian Studies, Sophia University.
  • Lustig, Anton (2010). A grammar and dictionary of Zaiwa. Leiden: Brill.