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Biao-Jiao Mien

A language of China

ISO 639-3bje

Population  43,000 (Wang and Mao 1995).
Region  Northeast Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Quanzhou, Guanyang, and Gongcheng Yao autonomous counties; south Hunan Province, Shuangpai, and Daoxian counties.
Language map  Southern China
Alternate names   Biao Chao, Byau Min
Dialects  Biao Min (Biaomin, Biao Mien, Dongshan Yao), Jiaogong Mian (Chao Kong Meng, Shikou). Dialects reportedly mutually unintelligible. Quite different from and unintelligible with Biao Mon [bmt] (Biaoman). Lexical similarity: 70% with Iu Mien [ium], 67% with Kim Mun [mji], 58% with Dzao Min [bpn].
Classification  Hmong-Mien, Mienic, Biao-Jiao
Language development  Grammar.
Comments  Part of Yao nationality. Daoist.