Guiyang Miao language
Guiyang Miao, also known as Guiyang Hmong, is a Miao language of China. It is named after Guiyang County, Guizhou, though not all varieties are spoken there. The endonym is Hmong, a name it shares with the Hmong language.
Guiyang was given as a subgroup of Western Hmongic in Wang (1985). Matisoff (2001) separated the three varieties as distinct Miao languages, not forming a group. Wang (1994) adds another two minor, previously unclassified varieties.
- Northwestern (Qianxi 黔西)
- South-Central (Ziyun 紫云)
Representative dialects of Guiyang Miao include:
- Northern at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
Southern at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
Southwestern at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Guiyang". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- Jean-Cyrille Ly Van Tu & Alice Vittrant (2014). Place of Mơ Piu in the Hmong Group: A Proposal. Paper presented at SEALS 24, Yangon, Myanmar.
- Mortensen, David (2004). “The Development of Tone Sandhi in Western Hmongic: A New Hypothesis”. Unpublished, UC Berkeley. http://www.pitt.edu/~drm31/development_whmongic_tone_sandhi.pdf
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