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Miao, Large Flowery

A language of China

ISO 639-3hmd

Population  300,000 (1995 F. Wang).
Region  Northwest Guizhou Province, Weining, Hezhang, Shuicheng, Pu’an, Zhenning, and Ziyun counties, Liupanshui municipality; northeast and central Yunnan Province, Zhaotong area, Yongshan, Yiliang, Daguan, Suijiang, Qiaojia, Xundian, Fumin, Luquan, Lufeng, and Wuding counties, Xuanwei, Qujing, Kunming, Anning and Chuxiong municipalities; south Sichuan Province, Panzhihua municipality.
Language map  Southwestern China, reference number 25
Alternate names   A-Hmao, Big Flowery Miao, Da Hua Bei Miao, Da Hua Miao, Diandongbei Miao, Flowery Miao, Great Flowery Tribe, Hua Miao, Hwa Miao, Northeastern Dian Miao, Northeastern Yunnan Miao, Ta Hwa Miao
Dialects  Inherently mutually unintelligible with other Miao varieties.
Classification  Hmong-Mien, Hmongic, Chuanqiandian
A member of macrolanguage Hmong [hmn] (China).
Language use  All domains.
Language development  High level of literacy among the older generation in original Pollard script. Dictionary. NT: 1917–1936.
Writing system  Latin script. Pahawh Hmong script. Miao (Pollard) script.
Comments  Part of the Miao nationality. Tonal. 5 to 7 tones. Agriculturalists. Traditional religion.
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