Xong language (Xonb), is a dialect of Hmong in South-central China with 0.9 million speakers. It is called Western Xiangxi Miaoyu (湘西苗语) in Chinese, literally Hmong language in Western Hunan. It is also the north most Hmong Language. The official written script was adopted in 1956.
Xong has three varieties spreaded in its speakers.
Lect 1 (autonym: qo˧˥ɕoŋ˧˥): Jiwei, Huayuan County; 769,000 speakers in the counties of Fenghuang (except Baren), most of Huayuan, southern Jishou, Xinhuang, Mayang, Songtao, parts of Rongjiang, parts of Ziyun, Xiushan, parts of Nandan, parts of Hechi, and parts of Du'an.
Lect 2 (autonym: qo˥˦ɕoŋ˥˦): Yangmeng, Jishou; 120,000 speakers in the counties of eastern Huayuan, western and northern Jishou, eastern Baojing, southwestern Guzhang, Fenghuang (in Baren), and Xuan'en.