Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics

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Editor-in-Chief: Rint SYBESMA, Leiden University

Associate Editors: Wolfgang BEHR University of Zürich, Yueguo GU Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Zev HANDEL University of Washington, C.-T. James HUANG Harvard University and James MYERS National Chung Cheng University

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The Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics offers a systematic and comprehensive overview of the languages of China and the different ways in which they are and have been studied. It provides authoritative treatment of all important aspects of the languages spoken in China, today and in the past, from many different angles, as well as the different linguistic traditions they have been investigated in.

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Xùmǐ 旭米 Language

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Author(s): Katia CHIRKOVA
1. General The Xùmǐ 旭米 language (also known as Shǐxīng 史興) is spoken by Xùmǐ Tibetans, an ethnic group of c. 1,800 people who reside along the banks of the Shuǐluò 水洛 river in Mùlǐ 木里 (Written Tibetan [WT] rmi li) Tibetan Autonomous County in Sìchuān Province (see Map 1). Shuǐluò Township is a historically multi-ethnic and multi-lingual area, and Xùmǐ villages are interspersed with those of other ethnic groups. Their most numerous neighbors include Pǔmǐ 普米 people in the lower reaches of the Shuǐluò river, and Gāmǐ 嘎米 Tibetans in the upper reach…
Date: 2017-03-02