Kua-nsi language

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Native toChina
Native speakers
5,000 (2009)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3ykn

Kua-nsi (kʰua33 n̩21 sɨ55; Chinese: 跨恩斯话; Hedong Yi 河东彝) is a recently discovered Loloish language of Heqing County, Yunnan, China.

Gomotage (ɣɔ21 mɔ33 ta55 ɣə21), an undocumented and little-known Loloish language of Eryuan County, is also probably related to Kua-nsi (Yang 2010:7).[3]


The Kua-nsi live in the following villages of Liuhe Township 六合乡, northern Heqing County (Castro, et al. 2010:23).[4]

  • Hedong 河东[5]
  • Sangezhuang 三戈庄[6]
  • Shang'eping 上萼坪[7]
  • Wuxing 五星[8]
  • Nanpo 南坡[9]
  • Maidi 麦地[10]
  • Longda 龙大


  1. ^ Kua-nsi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Kua-nsi". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Yang, Cathryn. 2010. Lalo regional varieties: Phylogeny, dialectometry, and sociolinguistics. Melbourne: La Trobe University PhD dissertation. http://arrow.latrobe.edu.au:8080/vital/access/HandleResolver/1959.9/153015.
  4. ^ Andy Castro, Brian Crook, Royce Flaming. 2010. A sociolinguistic survey of Kua-nsi and related Yi varieties in Heqing county, Yunnan province, China. SIL International.
  5. ^ http://www.ynszxc.gov.cn/villagePage/vIndex.aspx?departmentid=132382
  6. ^ http://www.ynszxc.gov.cn/villagePage/vIndex.aspx?departmentid=132391
  7. ^ http://www.ynszxc.gov.cn/villagePage/vIndex.aspx?departmentid=132376
  8. ^ http://www.ynszxc.gov.cn/villagePage/vIndex.aspx?departmentid=132350
  9. ^ http://www.ynszxc.gov.cn/villagePage/vIndex.aspx?departmentid=132363
  10. ^ http://www.ynszxc.gov.cn/villagePage/vIndex.aspx?departmentid=132343