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Maojia (猫家 mau˥ka˥) is a mixed language in Southern China. Some scholars think Maojiahua is a Hmongic dialect of Hmong-Mien languages, although it absorbs a lot of Chinese words. Others treat Maojiahua as Chinese dialect which mixes with Hmong-Mien languages.
Maojiahua is spoken by about 200,000 people of Au-Ka (Aoka 奥卡) Miao ethnicity in Chengbu, Suining, Wugang and Suining in southwest part of Hunan Province, as well as in Ziyuan and Longsheng in north part of Guangxi Province.
According to Chen Qiguang (2013:32), "Maojia" (mau˥ka˥) is also commonly known as "Green-clothed Miao people 青衣苗", and their language is spoken mostly in Chengbu County, but also in Suining, Wugang, Longsheng, and Ziyuan counties. There is a total of about 120,000 speakers. The representative dialect given in Chen (2013) is that of Xintang Village 信塘村, Yangshi Township 羊石乡, Chengbu Miao Autonomous County, Hunan Province.
- Chen, Qiguang [陈其光] (2013). Miao and Yao language [苗瑶语文]. Beijing: China Minzu University Press.
- Ming studies, 34–35:55, University of Minnesota, 1995
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