Linguistics

Burmese-Lolo Group

Linguistic Survey

The Burmese-Lolo languages belong to the Tibeto-Burman and larger Sino-Tibetan family.

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Tai-Kadai Family

Linguistic Survey

The Tai-Kadai languages cover an area extending from Guizhou Province to Southern Thailand.

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Miao-Yao Family

Linguistic Survey

The Miao-Yao languages are spoken in nine provinces of Southwest China and in neighboring Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand. After the 2nd Indochina War, 100,000 ethnic Miao and Yao fled to Western countries.

During the Qin dynasty, 'Miao' was used for non-Chinese groups living south of the Han areas .

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Field Data (Interactive)

On this interactive map, the visitor can consult about 173 Burmese-Lolo data points.

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Field Data (Interactive)

On this interactive map of Southeast Asia, there are 70 Tai-Kadai and Formosan data points.

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Field Data (Interactive)

 
 

About 30 Miao data points can be accessed on this interactive map of Southwest China.

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