Chongzuo Tai languages
Chongzuo Tai, also Chongzuo Zhuang, are a putative group of divergent Zhuang languages of southern China. Together with the Caolan language of Vietnam, they constitute a primary branch (branch 'C') of the Tai languages in the classification of Pittayaporn (2009):
- Chongzuo Zhuang (Yongnan Zhuang of Chongzuo 崇左)
- Shangsi Zhuang (Yongnan Zhuang of Shangsi 上思)
- Caolan (Vietnam)
The two varieties of Zhuang are among 36 investigated by Zhang (1999). Although included as 'Yongnan Zhuang' by Ethnologue (2009), they are apparently unconnected to other Yongnan varieties, which Pittayaporn places in a different (Yongnan–Northern) branch of Tai.
- Pittayaporn, Pittayawat. 2009. The Phonology of Proto-Tai. Ph.D. dissertation. Department of Linguistics, Cornell University.
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