Sila language (Sino-Tibetan)

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Sila
Sida
Native toLaos, Vietnam
EthnicitySi La people
Native speakers
2,500 (1995 & 2009 censuses)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3slt
Glottologsila1247[2]

Sila (also called Sida[3]) is a Loloish language spoken by 2,000 people in Laos and Vietnam (Bradley 1997). Sila speakers are an officially recognized group in Vietnam, where they are known as the Si La.

Distribution[edit]

According to Edmondson (2002), the Sila number about 700 people in Vietnam and live in the following 3 villages.

According to the elderly Sila, seven Sila families had emigrated from Mường U and Mường Lá of Phongsaly Province, Laos 175 years ago. They initially arrived at a location called Mường Tùng, and relocated several times before arriving at their present locations.

In Laos, Sila is spoken in:[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sila at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Sila". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ Badenoch, Nathan; Norihiko, Hayashi. 2017. Phonological Sketch of the Sida Language of Luang Namtha, Laos. JSEALS Volume 10.1 (2017).
  4. ^ https://mpi-lingweb.shh.mpg.de/numeral/Sila.htm
  5. ^ Kingsadā, Thō̜ngphet, and Tadahiko Shintani. 1999 Basic Vocabularies of the Languages Spoken in Phongxaly, Lao P.D.R. Tokyo: Institute for the Study of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA).
  6. ^ Shintani, Tadahiko, Ryuichi Kosaka, and Takashi Kato. 2001. Linguistic Survey of Phongxaly, Lao P.D.R. Tokyo: Institute for the Study of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA).
  7. ^ Kato, Takashi. 2008. Linguistic Survey of Tibeto-Burman languages in Lao P.D.R. Tokyo: Institute for the Study of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA).
  • Edmondson, Jerold A. 2002. "The Central and Southern Loloish Languages of Vietnam". Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society: Special Session on Tibeto-Burman and Southeast Asian Linguistics (2002), pp. 1–13.
  • Ma Ngọc Dung. 2000. Văn hóa Si La. Hà Nội: Nhà xuất ban văn hóa dân tôc.