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Bunu, Younuo

A language of China

ISO 639-3buh

Population  9,720 (McConnell 1995).
Region  Northeast Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Xing’an and Longsheng counties.
Language map  Southern China, reference number 39
Alternate names   Pu No, Punu, Younuo, Yuno, Yunuo
Classification  Hmong-Mien, Hmongic, Bunu
Language use  Also use Mandarin Chinese [cmn].
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Part of Yao nationality. ‘Bunu’ is a cover term for separate languages (Strecker 1989). SVO; relatively simple set of initials; many Chinese loans; tonal, 6 tones. Daoist.
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