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Ge

A language of China

ISO 639-3hmj

Population  60,000 (1995 F. Wang).
Region  East central Guizhou: Huangping County, Chong’an Township; Kaili Municipality, Longchang Township.
Language maps  Southern China
Southwestern China
Alternate names   Ge Jia, Gejia, Ge-Mong, Gho-mhon, Gedou, Gedong, Gedang, Keh Deo, Gedou Miao, Gedu, Gedoudiu
Dialects  Not inherently intelligible with other varieties of Miao.
Classification  Hmong-Mien, Hmongic, Chuanqiandian
A member of macrolanguage Hmong [hmn] (China).
Language use  All domains.
Language development  Bible portions: 1937.
Comments  Officially part of Miao nationality but given special status as ‘Gejia’ in Guizhou Province. Traditional religion.
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