Akeu language

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Akeu
Chepya
Native to China, Burma, Laos
Native speakers
ca. 14,000 (1996–2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
aeu – Akeu
ycp – Chepya
Glottolog akeu1235  (Akeu)[2]
chep1243  (Chepya)[3]

Akeu and Chepya are a Loloish language mainly of China, with smaller numbers in Burma, Laos, and Thailand.

Distribution[edit]

Akeu (Ake 阿克; autonym: Gouke 勾克) is spoken in the following locations of Yunnan (You 2013:172).[4] The Akeu migrated from Mojiang County to the Sipsongpanna area 8 generations ago (about 300 years ago).

  • Ganlanba 橄榄坝, Menghan District 勐罕区, Jinghong City
  • Menglong District 勐竜区, Jinghong City
  • Sanda Township 三达乡, Jinghong City
  • Menghai County 勐海县, Yiwu County 易武县

References[edit]

  1. ^ Akeu at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Chepya at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Akeu". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Chepya". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  4. ^ You Weiqiong [尤伟琼]. 2013. Classifying ethnic groups of Yunnan [云南民族识别研究]. Beijing: Ethnic Publishing House [民族出版社].