Pa Na language

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Pa Na
Native toChina
Native speakers
(1,000 cited 1993)[citation needed]
Language codes
ISO 639-3None (mis)

Pa Na (Chinese: 巴那语; autonym: pa53 na313) is a Hmongic language spoken by about 1,000 people in Shangpai 上排, Zhongpai 中排, and Xiapai 下排 of Chengbu County, and Huangshuangping 黄双坪, Suining County in Hunan, China. It is also called "Red Miao." Yoshihisa Taguchi (2012)[1] considers Pa Na to be most closely related to She and Jiongnai.

Yoshihisa Taguchi (2001) covers the Xiapai 下排 dialect of Pa Na.


According to the Suining County Almanac (1997:657), in Suining County, Pa Na 坝哪话 (autonym: pᴀ25 nᴀ22 tɕi45; exonym: known as Zhaishanghua 寨上话 by the locals), is spoken by no more than 3,000 people in Tanni 潭泥, Moshi 磨石, Chiban 赤板, Jiexi 界溪, Shangbao 上堡, and other villages, all located in the southern part of Huangshuangping Township 黄双坪乡.

Taguchi (2001: 83) reports that Pana is spoken by about 1,100 people in the following five villages of Yanzhai Township 岩寨乡, Chengbu County, Hunan.

  • Shangpai 上排村
  • Xiapai 下排村
  • Desheng 得胜村
  • Liuma 六马村
  • Changxing 长兴村

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Yoshihisa Taguchi [田口善久] (2012). On the Phylogeny of the Hmong-Mien languages Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine. Conference in Evolutionary Linguistics 2012.
  • Chen, Qiguang [陈其光]. 2001. "A Brief Introduction of Bana Language [巴那语概况]". Minzu Yuwen.
  • Taguchi, Yoshihisa. 2001. "A Vocabulary of Pana." In Tsonoda, Tasaku (ed). Basic Materials in Minority Languages 2001. Endangered Languages of the Pacific Rim (ELPR) Publication Series B001. ISSN 1346-082X