Siloid languages

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Siloid
EthnicitySi La people
Geographic
distribution
Northern Laos and Indochina
Linguistic classificationSino-Tibetan
Glottologsila1251[1]

The Siloid languages belong to the Southern Loloish (Hanoish) branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family. The Siloid branch was first proposed by Hsiu (2016).[2]

Most Siloid languages are spoken in Phongsaly Province, northern Laos, with smaller numbers of speakers living in China (Yunnan) and Vietnam (Lai Chau Province).

Languages[edit]

The Siloid languages are:

Classification[edit]

The internal classifications of Siloid languages were analyzed in a 2016 computational phylogenetic lexical analysis by Hsiu (2016).[2]

Siloid

The Siloid classification above was subsequently revised by Hsiu (2018)[3] as follows.

Siloid

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Sila-Wanya-Cosao". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. ^ a b Hsiu, Andrew. 2016. The classification of Cosao: a Lolo-Burmese language of China and Laos. Presented at the 22nd Himalayan Languages Symposium, Guwahati, India.
  3. ^ Hsiu, Andrew. 2018. Classifications of some lesser-known Lolo-Burmese languages.
  • Lama, Ziwo Qiu-Fuyuan (2012), Subgrouping of Nisoic (Yi) Languages, thesis, University of Texas at Arlington (archived)
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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).