Choni language

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Native toChina
RegionGansu, Sichuan
Native speakers
150,000 (2004)[1]
  • Thewo
  • Hbrugchu
Language codes
ISO 639-3cda

Choni (Jone) and Thewo are dialects of a Tibetic language spoken in western China in the vicinity of Chone County.

Choni has four contrastive aspirated fricatives: /sʰ/ /ɕʰ/, /ʂʰ/, /xʰ/.[3]


  1. ^ Choni at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Choni". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Guillaume Jacques 2011. A panchronic study of aspirated fricatives, with new evidence from Pumi, Lingua 121.9:1518–1538

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