Azhe language

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Azhe
Native to China
Ethnicity Yi
Native speakers
ca. 54,000 (2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 yiz
Glottolog azhe1235[2]

Azhe (Chinese 阿哲 Azhe; Azhepo; autonym: a˨˩dʐɛ˨pʰo˨˩) is one of the Loloish languages spoken by the Yi people of China.[3][4]

Dialects[edit]

Wang Chengyou (王成有) (2003:210)[5] lists 3 dialects of Azhe, which are all mutually intelligible.

Azhe is spoken in Mile, Huaning, Kaiyuan, and Jianshui counties, with about 100,000 speakers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Azhe at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Azhe". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Halina Wasilewska in ed. Nathan Hill Medieval Tibeto-Burman Languages IV 2012 Page 449 "... the writing as the basis and which corresponds to the classification of the Yi languages, present day traditional Yi writing can be sub-divided into five main varieties (Huáng Jiànmíng 1993), i.e. the Nuosu, Nasu, Nisu, Sani and Azhe varieties."
  4. ^ 黄建明 Huáng Jiànmíng 彝族古籍文献概要 1993 Yizu guji wenxian gaiyao [Outline of classical literature of Yi nationality]. By Huang Jianming. Yunnan minzu chubanshe, 1993.
  5. ^ Wang Chengyou [王成有]. 2003. Yiyu Fangyan Bijiao Yanjiu [彝语方言比较研究]. Chengdu: Sichuan People's Press [四川民族出版社]. ISBN 7540927658