Meuma language

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Meuma
Mengwu
Native toChina
EthnicityYi
Native speakers
< 10 (2013)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3None (mis)
GlottologNone

Meuma (autonym: mɯ˥mɑ˧) is a Loloish language spoken in Xinzhai 新寨,[3] Mada Village 马达村, Daping Township 大坪镇, Malipo County, Yunnan. There are several semi-fluent elderly speakers, with no fluent speakers left.[1]

The Meuma are also called Mengwu 孟武 by the Han Chinese (Malipo County Gazetteer 麻栗坡县志 (2000)).

Classification[edit]

Meuma is most closely related to Samu, Sanie, and Katso of central Yunnan, thus belonging to Lama's Kazhuoish branch (Hsiu 2013, 2017).[4][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hsiu, Andrew. 2013. New endangered Tibeto-Burman languages of southwestern China: Mondzish, Longjia, Pherbu, and others. Presented at ICSTLL 46, Dartmouth College.
  2. ^ a b Lama, Ziwo Qiu-Fuyuan (2012), Subgrouping of Nisoic (Yi) Languages, thesis, University of Texas at Arlington
  3. ^ 麻栗坡县大坪镇马达村委会新寨自然村
  4. ^ Hsiu, Andrew. 2017. Meuma audio word list. Zenodo. doi:10.5281/zenodo.1123239