Lizu language

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Native to China
Native speakers
7,000 (2008)[1]
Ersu Shaba script
Language codes
ISO 639-3 included in ers
Glottolog lizu1234[2]

Lizu (Chinese: 傈苏, 里汝, 吕苏; Western Ersu) is a Qiangic language spoken in western Sichuan, China. There are 4,000 speakers according to Sun (1982), and 7,000 speakers according to Chirkova (2008). Muli, where Lizu is spoken, is a multi-ethnic and multi-lingual county, and Lizu has been historically influenced by Mandarin Chinese.[3]


  1. ^ Chirkova 2008
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Lizu". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
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