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Hmong-Mien (Miáo-Yáo 苗瑤) Languages
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The Hmong-Mien languages (also called the Miáo-Yáo 苗瑶 languages) are a genetic group of languages spoken in East and Southeast Asia that has two branches, Hmongic and Mienic. In China, these languages are spoken in Guìzhōu, Húnán, Guǎngdōng, Yúnnán, Sìchuān, Húběi, Jiāngxī, and Hǎinán Provinces, Chóngqìng City, and the Guǎngxī Zhuàng Autonomous Region.

The alternative name of the language group, Miáo-Yáo, is based on th…

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Yoshihisa TAGUCHI, “Hmong-Mien (Miáo-Yáo 苗瑤) Languages”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 02 April 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_00000178>
First published online: 2015

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