Enu language

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Enu
Ximoluo
Native to China
Region Yunnan
Ethnicity Hani
Native speakers
14,000 (2009)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 enu
Glottolog enuu1235[2]

Enu or Ximoluo (Chinese: 西摩洛; autonym: ŋɔ˧˩ŋjv˧˩[clarification needed] (Jiang, et al. 2009:4)) is a Hanoish language of the Bi-Ka branch spoken by 14,000 people of the Hani ethnic group (Jiang, et al. 2009). It is spoken in the counties of Mojiang, Jiangcheng, and Luchun in Yunnan, China.

Distribution[edit]

Ximoluo is spoken mostly in Yayi Township 雅邑乡, south-central Mojiang County, where most of the locals are classified as ethnic Hani, Han, Yi, and Dai (Jiang, et al. 2009:4). There are more than 8,000 Ximoluo people in Yayi Township, in the villages of Yayi 雅邑,[3] Xuka 徐卡,[4] Nanwen 南温,[5] Zuoxi 座细,[6] and Nanniwan 南泥湾,[7] and also smaller numbers in Xialuopu 下洛浦,[8] Baga 巴嘎,[9] and Bali 坝利.[10]

References[edit]

  • Jiang Ying [蒋颖], Cui Xia [崔霞], Qiao Xiang [乔翔]. 2009. A study of Ximoluo [西摩洛语研究]. Beijing: Ethnic Publishing House [民族出版社].