Alingpo language

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Alingpo
Yiqing
Native toChina
EthnicityYi
Native speakers
> 20,000 (2011)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3None (mis)
GlottologNone

Alingpo (a˥le˨˩pho˨˩;[2] Chinese: 阿灵泼; also called Yiqing 彝青 or Dry Yi 干彝) is a Loloish language of eastern Yunnan, China.

Classification[edit]

Li, et al. (2011) classify Alingpo as an Eastern Yi language similar to Nasu and Gepo. However, Hsiu (2018)[3] notes that it is a Southeastern Loloish language closely related to Lope, Axi, Azhe, and Azha.

Distribution[edit]

Alingpo is spoken by tens of thousands of people in Shizong County and Luoping County. In Shilin County, Alingpo is spoken in only one village, Yimeidu village 矣美堵村,[4] by about 100 people.[1] In Shilin County, Alingpo speakers are surrounded by Sani speakers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Li Dejun [李德君], et. al. 2011. A study of the Yiqing language of Yimeidu village, Shilin County [石林县矣美堵村彝青语调查]. Kunming: Yunnan People's Press [云南民族出版社].
  2. ^ 龙倮贵. 2007. 红河彝族族源族称及其人口分布.
  3. ^ Hsiu, Andrew. 2018. Classifications of some lesser-known Lolo-Burmese languages.
  4. ^ http://www.ynszxc.gov.cn/villagePage/vIndex.aspx?departmentid=111700