Kangjia language

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Kangjia
Native toChina
RegionQinghai
Ethnicity2,000 (2007)[1]
Native speakers
1,000 (2007)[1]
Mongolic
  • Shirongolic
    • Kangjia
Language codes
ISO 639-3kxs
Glottologkang1281[2]

The Kangjia language (in Chinese, 康家语 Kāngjiā Yǔ) is a recently discovered Mongolic language spoken by a Muslim population of around 300 people in Jainca (Jianzha) County, Huangnan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Qinghai province of China. As to its taxonomic affiliation, Kangjia seems to be an intermediate between Bonan language and Dongxiang language (Santa).

Phonology[edit]

Kangjia has 9 vowels.[3]

Vowels
Front Central Back
Close ʉ u
Near-close ɪ̈
Close-mid e o
Mid ə
Open-mid ɔ
Open a
Consonants
Bilabial Labiodental Alveolar Postalveolar Palatal Velar Uvular Glottal
Stop voiceless p k q
voiced b g ɢ
Affricate voiceless t͡s t͡ʃ
voiced d͡z d͡ʒ
Fricative voiceless f s ʃ χ h
voiced v z ɣ ʁ
Nasal m n ŋ
Approximant l j
Trill r

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kangjia at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Kangjia". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Hans, Nugteren. "Mongolic Phonology and the Qinghai-Gansu Languages" (PDF).
  • Kim, Stephen S. "Santa". In: Juha Janhunen (ed.). The Mongolic Languages. New York: Routledge, 2003. pp. 347–8.
  • Siqinchaoketu [=Sechenchogtu]. Kangjiayu Yanjiu [A Study of the Kangjia Language]. Shanghai: Yuandong Chubanshe, 1999.

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