Xixiu Miao

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Xixiu Miao
Native to China
Region Guizhou
Native speakers
300 (1995)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog None

Xixiu Miao (Chinese: 西秀; pronounced approx. "she-show")[2] is a small Miao language of China that is closely related to Hmong: Hmong, Small Flowery Miao, and Xixiu are listed as the three local dialects of the Chuanqiandian Cluster of the West Hmongic languages.[3] There are only 300 speakers, in the Xixiu District of Anshun Prefecture, Guizhou Province.[1]


  1. ^ a b Wang and Mao (1995). At the time, 城郊和安顺县旧州一带.
  2. ^ There is no established name in English. "Xixiu" is simply a representative place where it is spoken. In Chinese, it is called 川黔滇方言川黔滇次方言第三土语 "the third local dialect of the Chuanqiandian subdialect of the Chuanqiandian dialect [of Miao]", but it is not the only variety of Miao to have gone by that description.
  3. ^ Wang Fushi (1983). "Miáoyǔ fāngyán huàfēn wèntí (On the Dialect Divisions of the Miao Language)". Mínzú Yǔwén 5:1–22.