Lhao Vo language

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Lhao Vo
Lhao Vo
Native to Burma, China
Native speakers
100,000 (1997)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 mhx
Glottolog maru1249[2]

Lhao Vo, also known as Maru and Langsu (Chinese: 浪速), is a Burmish language of Burma with a few thousand speakers in China.

Distribution[edit]

Dai Qingxia (2005:3) reports 5,600 Langsu speakers in China. Many thousands more are dispersed across the eastern edge of Kachin State, Burma.

The Langsu people call themselves lɔ̃˧˩ vɔ˧˩ (Chinese: Lang'e 浪峨) (Dai 2003:3; Dai 2010:10)[3]

Langsong[edit]

The Langsong 浪宋 are found in Zaoyang 早阳 in Yunlong County, as well as in Baocun 表村, Laomo 老末, and Sancha 三岔.[4] They reportedly speak a highly endangered language that may be possibly related to Langsu.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lhao Vo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Maru". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Dai Qingxia [戴庆厦] (2010). The Chashan people of Pianma and their language [片马茶山人及其语言]. Beijing: The Commercial Press [商务印书馆].
  4. ^ 中国少数民族社会历史调查资料丛刊修订编辑委员会. 2009. 景颇族社会历史调查, p.57. Beijing: Minzu Chubanshe.
  • Dai Qingxia (2005). A study of Langsu [浪速语研究]. Beijing: Ethnic Publishing House.

External links[edit]

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