Yongnan languages

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Yongnan Zhuang
Region China
Native speakers
1.8 million (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 zyn
Glottolog yong1275[2]

Yongnan, or Yongnan Zhuang, is a putative Tai language of southern China.


In the classification of Pittiyaporn (2009), Yongnan is not a single language, or even a natural group, but parts of two main branches of the Tai language family (clades C, I, and M). See Tai languages#Pittayaporn (2009) for a list.


  1. ^ Yongnan at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Yongnan Zhuang". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  • Pittayaporn, Pittayawat. 2009. The Phonology of Proto-Tai. Ph.D. dissertation. Department of Linguistics, Cornell University.