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 Hmong-Mien language (Mandarin: Miao-Yao, Chinese: 苗瑶) spoken[3] in western Hunan province, China. There are approximately 5800 people speaking this language, and the number is decreasing.[4] 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. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Wunai Bunu". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Brenzinger, Matthias (2007-01-01). Language Diversity Endangered. Walter de Gruyter. ISBN 9783110170504. 
  4. ^ "Bunu, Wunai". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2017-02-10. 
  • 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.