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Qiāng 羌 Language
(4,658 words)

1. Introduction

Qiang (Qiāng 羌) is a language within the Qiangic branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family, spoken in Ābà Tibetan-Qiang Autonomous Prefecture (Ābà Zàngzú-Qiāngzú Zìzhìzhōu 阿壩藏族羌族自治州) in Northern Sìchuān by about 110,000 people of the Qiang and Tibetan nationalities. Rather than being considered a single language, Qiang is better treated as a cluster of closely related languages and their dialects, as many of…

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Jonathan P. EVANS and Jackson T.-S. SUN, “Qiāng 羌 Language”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 04 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_00000347>
First published online: 2015

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