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Biao Mon

A language of China

ISO 639-3bmt

Population  20,000 (Wang and Mao 1995).
Region  Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Mengshan, Zhaoping, Pingle, Lipu, and Gongcheng counties.
Language map  Southern China
Alternate names   Biao Mien, Biaoman, Changping, Min Yao, Sida Min Yao
Dialects  Biao Mon (Min Yao), Shi Mun (Sida Min Yao). May be intelligible with some dialects of Iu Mien [ium]. Quite different from and unintelligible with Biao Jiao Mien [bje] or its dialect Biaomin, also called ‘Biao Mien’.
Classification  Hmong-Mien, Mienic, Mian-Jin
Comments  Part of Yao nationality. Swidden agriculturalists: paddy rice. Daoist, secular.