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Miao, Luopohe

A language of China

ISO 639-3hml

Population  61,000 (1995 F. Wang).
Region  Central Guizhou east of Guiyang, Weng’an, Guiding, Longli, Kaiyang counties, Fuquan and Kaili municipalities.
Language map  Southwestern China
Alternate names   Lobohe Miao, Luobo River Miao, Luobohe Hmong, Luopohe Hmong, Xi, Xijia Miao, Ximahe Miao
Dialects  2 dialects. Not inherently intelligible with other Miao varieties.
Classification  Hmong-Mien, Hmongic, Chuanqiandian
A member of macrolanguage Hmong [hmn] (China).
Language use  All domains.
Comments  Part of Miao nationality, except for Xijia group who are officially included as She nationality. Traditional religion.
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