Kuan language

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Native to China
Region Southwest Yunnan
Native speakers
(1,000 cited 1991)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 xnh
Glottolog kuan1250[2]

Kuan (Kuanhua 宽语), is a poorly classified Austroasiatic language spoken by about 1,000 people in Jinghong County, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China. Li (2005) proposes that it is a Mangic language.[3] Other possible affiliations include Palaungic and Khmuic.


  1. ^ Kuanhua at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Kuanhua". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ 李云兵 / Li Yunbing. 2005. 布赓语研究 / Bugeng yu yan jiu (A Study of Bugeng [Bugan]). Beijing: 民族出版社 / Min zu chu ban she.