Yongbei Zhuang

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Yongbei Zhuang
Native to China
Native speakers
2.0 million, including Wuming (2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 zyb
Glottolog yong1276[2]

Yongbei Zhuang, is a Zhuang variety including the dialects of Yongning North, Binyang, Hengxian, and Pingguo dialects. 'Yongbei' 邕北 is Chinese and here means North of the Yongjiang river, in other contexts it can stand for the north of Yongning County, or Yongning North.

Yongbei is traditionally assumed to include Wuming dialect, the basis of Standard Zhuang. However, recent investigation has found that Wuming is part of Yongnan Zhuang.


  1. ^ Yongbei Zhuang at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Yongbei Zhuang". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.