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Baise (local pronunciation), or Bose, is the westernmost prefecture-level city of Guangxi, China bordering Vietnam as well as the provinces of Guizhou and Yunnan.
The Bouyei language (autonym: Haausqyaix also spelled Buyi, Buyei, or Puyi;, tiếng Bố Y or tiếng Giáy) is a language spoken by the Bouyei ethnic group of southern Guizhou Province in mainland China.
Caolan, sometimes Man Cao Lan, is a Tai language of northern Vietnam.
The Central Tai languages include southern dialects of Zhuang, and various Nung and Tày dialects of northern Vietnam.
Chữ Nôm (literally "Southern characters"), in earlier times also called quốc âm or chữ nam, is a logographic writing system formerly used to write the Vietnamese language.
China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a unitary one-party sovereign state in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around /1e9 round 3 billion.
Chinese characters are logograms primarily used in the writing of Chinese and Japanese.
Chóngzuǒ (Cungzcoj) is a prefecture-level city in the south of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region along the Sino-Vietnamese border.
Dai Zhuang is a Tai language spoken in Wenshan Prefecture, Yunnan, China, in Yanshan, Wenshan, Maguan, Malipo, Guangnan counties.
Daxin County (Zhuang: Dasinh Yen) is a county in the west of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China.
Debao (zhuang: Dwzbauj Yen) is a county of western Guangxi, China.
A dialect continuum or dialect chain is a spread of language varieties spoken across some geographical area such that neighbouring varieties differ only slightly, but the differences accumulate over distance so that widely separated varieties are not mutually intelligible.
Dialectology (from Greek διάλεκτος, dialektos, "talk, dialect"; and -λογία, -logia) is the scientific study of linguistic dialect, a sub-field of sociolinguistics.
Donglan County (zhuang: Dunghlanz Yen) is a county of northwest Guangxi, China.
Du'an Yao Autonomous County (zhuang) is an autonomous county under the administration of Hechi City, in the northwest of Guangxi, China.
Eastern Hongshuihe Zhuang is a Northern Tai language spoken in Guangxi, China, south of the Qian River and the eastern stretch of the Hongshui River.
An exonym or xenonym is an external name for a geographical place, or a group of people, an individual person, or a language or dialect.
Fusui County is a county in southern Guangxi, China.
Guangdong is a province in South China, located on the South China Sea coast.
Guangnan County is located in Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan province, China.
Guangxi (pronounced; Zhuang: Gvangjsih), officially the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, is a Chinese autonomous region in South Central China, bordering Vietnam.
Guigang (Zhuang: Gveigangj) is a prefecture-level city in eastern Guangxi in the People's Republic of China.
Guizhou, formerly romanized as Kweichow, is a province of the People's Republic of China located in the southwestern part of the country.
Hechi is a prefecture-level city in the northwest of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China, bordering Guizhou to the north.
Heng County, or Hengxian (Standard Zhuang: Hwngz Yen) is under the administration of Nanning, the capital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China, with a permanent population of 863,001 and a hukou population of 1,200,521 as of the 2010 Census.
Huanjiang Maonan Autonomous County(zhuang) is a county in the north of Guangxi, China, bordering Guizhou province to the north and northwest.
ISO 639-3:2007, Codes for the representation of names of languages – Part 3: Alpha-3 code for comprehensive coverage of languages, is an international standard for language codes in the ISO 639 series.
Jerold Alan Edmondson (born 1941) (Chinese name: 艾杰瑞 Aì Jiéruì) is an American linguist whose work spans four subdisciplines: historical and comparative linguistics, Asian linguistics, field linguistics, and phonetics.
Jiaozhi (Tai: kɛɛuA1, Wade-Giles: Chiāo-chǐh), was the name for various provinces, commanderies, prefectures, and counties in northern Vietnam from the era of the Hùng kings to the middle of the Third Chinese domination of Vietnam (–10th centuries) and again during the Fourth Chinese domination (1407–1427).
Jingxi (Zhuang: Cingsae Si) is a county-level city of western Guangxi, China.
The Kra–Dai languages (also known as Tai–Kadai, Daic and Kadai) are a language family of tonal languages found in southern China, Northeast India and Southeast Asia.
Láibīn (Zhuang: Laizbinh Si) is a prefecture-level city in the central part of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China.
The languages of China are the languages that are spoken in China.
Lao, sometimes referred to as Laotian (ລາວ 'Lao' or ພາສາລາວ 'Lao language') is a tonal language of the Kra–Dai language family.
Latin or Roman script is a set of graphic signs (script) based on the letters of the classical Latin alphabet, which is derived from a form of the Cumaean Greek version of the Greek alphabet, used by the Etruscans.
Lianshan Zhuang and Yao Autonomous County (postal: Lienshan;; Cantonese jyutping: lin4 saan1; Lenzsanh) is located in northern Guangdong province, China, and is under the administration of Qingyuan prefecture-level city.
Lingyun County is a county in the northwest of Guangxi, China.
Liujiang District (Standard Zhuang: Liujgyangh Gih) is under the administration of Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China, located on the southwest bank of the Liu River.
Long'an County (Standard Zhuang: Lungzanh Yen) is under the administration of Nanning, the capital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China.
Longsheng Various Nationalities Autonomous County (Yungzsuij Myauzcuz Swciyen) is a county in the northeast of Guangxi, China, bordering Hunan province to the north.
Longzhou County Zhuang: Lungzcouh Yen) is a county of southwestern Guangxi, China, bordering Cao Bằng province, Vietnam.
Min Zhuang is a recently described Tai language spoken in the Langheng (郎恒) area of Funing County, Yunnan, China, and possibly also southwestern Guangxi province.
In linguistics, mutual intelligibility is a relationship between languages or dialects in which speakers of different but related varieties can readily understand each other without prior familiarity or special effort.
Myang Zhuang is a Central Tai language spoken in Ronghua Township 荣华乡, Debao County, Guangxi, China.
Nandan (zhuang: Namzdan Yen) is a county of Hechi City, in the northwest of Guangxi, China.
Ningming County (zhuang: Ningzmingz Yen) is a county in southwestern Guangxi, China.
Nong Zhuang is a Tai language spoken in Wenshan Prefecture, Yunnan, China.
The Northern Tai languages are an established branch of the Tai languages of Southeast Asia.
Nùng is a Tai–Kadai language spoken mostly in Cao Bằng and Lạng Sơn provinces in Vietnam.
The Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (Paradisec) is a cross-institutional project that supports work on endangered languages and cultures of the Pacific and the region around Australia.
Pingguo (zhuang: Bingzgoj Yen) is a county of west-central Guangxi, China.
Prestige is the level of regard normally accorded a specific language or dialect within a speech community, relative to other languages or dialects.
Proto-writing consists of visible marks communicating limited information.
Pyang Zhuang, or Fuping Zhuang, is an underdescribed Central Tai language spoken in southwestern Guangxi, China.
Qinzhou (postal: Yamchow,, Jyutping: Jam1 zau1 (Canton) /Ham1 zau1 (Local)) is a prefecture-level city in Guangxi, China, lying on the Gulf of Tonkin and having an urban population of 433,000.
Qiubei County (丘北县; pinyin: Qiūběi Xiàn) is located in Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan province, China.
Rong'an County (Standard Zhuang: Yungz'anh Yen) is under the administration of Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China.
Sawgoek ("root script", IPA) or sawva ("insect script") was a mythological ancient script mentioned in the Zhuang creation epic Baeu Rodo (modern Zhuang script: Baeuqloegdoz).
Zhuang characters, or Sawndip, are logograms derived from Han characters and used by the Zhuang people of Guangxi and Yunnan, China to write the Zhuang languages for more than one thousand years.
The Shan language (Shan written: လိၵ်ႈတႆး), Shan spoken: ၵႂၢမ်းတႆး), or ၽႃႇသႃႇတႆး,; ရှမ်းဘာသာ,; ภาษาไทใหญ่) is the native language of the Shan people and is mostly spoken in Shan State, Burma. It is also spoken in pockets of Kachin State in Burma, in northern Thailand, and decreasingly in Assam. Shan is a member of the Tai–Kadai language family, and is related to Thai. It has five tones, which do not correspond exactly to Thai tones, plus a "sixth tone" used for emphasis. It is called Tai Yai, or Tai Long in the Tai languages. The number of Shan speakers is not known in part because the Shan population is unknown. Estimates of Shan people range from four million to 30 million, though the true number is somewhere around six million, with about half speaking the Shan language. In 2001 Patrick Johnstone and Jason Mandryk estimated 3.2 million Shan speakers in Myanmar; the Mahidol University Institute for Language and Culture gave the number of Shan speakers in Thailand as 95,000 in 2006.http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code.
Not to be confused with the ancient Qin pleasure park of the same name, reconstructed and extended by Han Wudi. Shanglin County (Standard Zhuang: Sanglinz Yen) is under the administration of Nanning, the capital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China.
Shangsi County (上思县) is a county of Guangxi, China.
SIL International (formerly known as the Summer Institute of Linguistics) is a U.S.-based, worldwide, Christian non-profit organization, whose main purpose is to study, develop and document languages, especially those that are lesser-known, in order to expand linguistic knowledge, promote literacy, translate the Christian Bible into local languages, and aid minority language development.
The Southwestern Tai, Southwestern Thai or Thais languages are an established branch of the Tai languages of Southeast Asia.
A standard language or standard variety may be defined either as a language variety used by a population for public purposes or as a variety that has undergone standardization.
Standard Zhuang (autonym) is the official standardized form of the Zhuang languages, which are a branch of the Northern Tai languages.
The Tai or Zhuang–Tai languages (ภาษาไท or ภาษาไต, transliteration: or) are a branch of the Kra–Dai language family.
Tày or Tho (a name shared with Cuoi and with various Zhuang languages of China) is the major Tai language of Vietnam, in the northeast near the Chinese border.
Thai, Central Thai, or Siamese, is the national and official language of Thailand and the first language of the Central Thai people and vast majority Thai of Chinese origin.
Tiandong County(zhuang: Denzdoeng Yen) is a county of Guangxi, China.
Tianlin County is a county of Guangxi, China.
Tianyang County (Standard Zhuang: Denzyangz Yen, Youjiang Zhuang Denzyangz Hen) is a county in western Guangxi, China.
Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.
Wenshan is a city in and the seat of Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, in southeastern Yunnan province, People's Republic of China.
Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture is an autonomous prefecture in southeastern Yunnan province, People's Republic of China, and the easternmost prefecture-level division of the province.
Wuming District (Standard Zhuang: Vujmingz Yen) is under the administration of Nanning, the capital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China.
Yang Zhuang is a Tai language spoken in southwestern Guangxi, China, in Napo, Jingxi and Debao counties.
Yanshan County (砚山县; pinyin: Yànshān Xiàn) is located in Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan province, China.
Yei Zhuang is a Northern Tai language complex spoken in Wenshan Prefecture, Yunnan, China.
Yizhou, formerly Yishan County (宜山县), is a district under the administration of Hechi City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China.
The Yong River is a river of China, located in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
Yongbei Zhuang, is a Zhuang variety including the dialects of Yongning North, Binyang, Hengxian, and Pingguo dialects.
Yongning District (Standard Zhuang: Yunghningz Gih) is one of six districts of Nanning, the capital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China.
The You River, also known as the Youjiang River, is a river of Guangxi, China.
Youjiang Zhuang, named after the Youjiang River in Guangxi, China, is a Northern Tai or Zhuang Language spoken in Tiandong County, Tianyang County, parts of the Youjiang District in Baise, Guangxi.
Yunnan is a province of the People's Republic of China, located in the far southwest of the country.
The Zhuang languages (autonym:, pre-1982:, Sawndip: 話僮, from vah 'language' and Cuengh 'Zhuang') are any of more than a dozen Tai languages spoken by the Zhuang people of southern China in the province of Guangxi and adjacent parts of Yunnan and Guangdong.
The Zhuang people are an ethnic group who mostly live in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in southern China.
Zhuang studies (or Zhuangology; Standard Zhuang: Cuenghhag) is an interdisciplinary intellectual field concerned with the Zhuang people – their history, anthropology, religion, politics, languages, and literature.
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