Hm Nai language

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Hm Nai
Wunai
Ng-nai
Native to China
Region Hunan
Ethnicity 8,000 (2007)[1]
Native speakers
5,800  (2002)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bwn
Glottolog wuna1248[2]

Hm Nai (Mandarin: Wunai (唔奈 wúnài), Cantonese: Ng-nai) is a divergent Hmongic language spoken in western Hunan province, China. Mao & Li (1997) determined it to be closely related to the Pa-Hng language.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hm Nai at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Wunai Bunu". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  • 毛宗武, 李云兵 / Mao Zongwu, Li Yunbing. 1997. 巴哼语研究 / Baheng yu yan jiu (A Study of Baheng [Pa-Hng]). Shanghai: 上海远东出版社 / Shanghai yuan dong chu ban she.
  • 蒙朝吉 / Meng Chaoji. 2001. 瑤族布努语方言研究 / Yao zu Bunu yu fang yan yan jiu [A Study of the Bunu Dialects of the Yao People]. Beijing: 民族出版社 / Min zu chu ban she.