Samu language

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Native toChina
Ethnicity2,810 (2007)[1]
Native speakers
400 (2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3ysd

The Samu (autonym: sa33 mu33; Chinese: 撒慕) language, or Samatao (sa33 ma21 taw21; Chinese 撒马多 Samaduo), also known as Eastern Samadu, is a Loloish language spoken by older adults in Zijun Village 子君村 (also called Da'er), Yiliu Township 矣六乡, Guandu District 官渡区, Kunming, China.[4] Although there was an ethnic population of 2,465 in 1999, there are no fluent speakers under 50 years of age.[5]


  1. ^ a b Samu at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Lama, Ziwo Qiu-Fuyuan (2012), Subgrouping of Nisoic (Yi) Languages, thesis, University of Texas at Arlington
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Samatao". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
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  5. ^ Bradley, David. 2005. "Sanie and language loss in China".International Journal of the Sociology of Language. Volume 2005, Issue 173, Pp. 159–176.