Yiche language

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Yiche
Yicyu
Pronunciation [ji tsʰju]
Native to China
Region Honghe County
Ethnicity Hani
Native speakers
23,000 (2009)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog None

Yiche (Yicyu; Chinese: 奕车) is a Hanoish language spoken by 23,000 people in Honghe County, Yunnan, China (Lan 2009:11).

Distribution[edit]

Yiche is spoken in the following locations of Honghe County, Yunnan, China (Lan 2009:11).

  • Dayangjie Township 大羊街乡
  • Langdu Village 浪堵村,[2] Langdi Township 浪堤乡
  • Hadie Village 哈垤村,[3] Chegu Township 车古乡

The Yiche claim that their ancestors had migrated from a village along the shores of Dian Lake near Kunming, and moved south and crossed the Red River (Honghe) after being defeated by other ethnic groups (Lan 2009:3).

Classification[edit]

Yiche is a Hani language (fangyan 方言) that belongs to the Langza 浪杂 dialect cluster (tuyu 土语) of Honghe County.[4]

Vocabulary[edit]

The following Yiche words are transcribed by Lan (2009) in pinyin. (Note: ss is equivalent to IPA [z].)

English gloss Chinese gloss Pinyin Page
rabbit tola, li 110
dragon long 110
snake sei 110
horse meng 110
sheep aci, yo 110
monkey joniu, niu 110
chicken aha, ha 110
dog aku, ke 110
pig a'ang, ang 110
ant 蚂蚁 ahu, hu 110
cattle aniu, niu 110
tiger haza, la 110
sticky rice 糯米 honio 110
eat zha 110
one qi 18
household wo 19
person, human co 19
husband 丈夫 niuse ada 19
wife 妻子 niuse ama 19
child 孩子 ssa 22
home yuji, yu 25
small house 小屋 nimssang 37
liquor aba 57
drink do 57

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lan (2009:11)
  2. ^ http://www.ynszxc.gov.cn/villagePage/vIndex.aspx?departmentid=135735
  3. ^ http://www.ynszxc.gov.cn/villagePage/vIndex.aspx?departmentid=195250
  4. ^ Lan (2009:14), quoted from Dai Qingxia (1995). Haniyu gailun 哈尼语概论, pp.176, 187.
  • Lan Qing [澜清]. 2009. Fertility: The kinship of China Yicyu [丰饶:哈尼族奕车人的亲属关系]. Yunnan People's Press [云南人民出版社]. ISBN 9787222058439