Pela language

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Pela
Bola
Native to China
Ethnicity 1,000 (2001)[1]
Native speakers
400 (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bxd
Glottolog pela1242[2]

Pela or Bola (Chinese: 波拉; autonym: pə˧˩la˥, exonym: po˧˩no˥˩) is a Burmish language of western Yunnan, China. In China, Pela speakers are classified as part of the Jingpo ethnic group. Pela may also be spoken in Burma.

Distribution[edit]

There are about 500 speakers as of 2005 (Bolayu Yanjiu 波拉语研究, p. 3). The ethnic population is distributed as follows.

  • Luxi City
    • Santaishan 三台山乡
      • Yinqian 引欠村[3]
      • Kongjiazhai 孔家寨 (representative dialect; Pela: tsɛ˧˩kʰauŋ˧˥tam˧˩)
    • Wuchalu 五岔路乡
      • Mengguang 勐广村[4]
      • Nongnong 弄弄村[5]
      • Gongqiu 贡丘
    • Xishan 西山乡
      • 2nd cluster 二组, Banzai 板栽[6]
    • Chengjiao 城郊
      • Huashulin 桦树林
  • Lianghe County
    • Bangwai 邦外
  • Longchuan County
    • Shuangwopu 双窝铺
    • Wangzishu 王子树
    • Palangnong 帕浪弄[7][8]

Yinqian 引欠 (or Yunqian 允欠)and Mengguang 勐广 have the largest Pela populations.

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • 戴 Dai, 慶廈 Qingxia; 蔣 Jiang, 潁 Ying; 孔 Kong, 志恩 Zhi'en (2007). 波拉語研究 Bolayu Yanjiu [Study of the Pela Language] (in Chinese). Beijing: 民族出版社 Minzu Chubanshe. ISBN 9787105089932. 

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