A language of China

ISO 639-3: atf

Population 590,000.
Region Yunnan-Tibet border.
Alternate names   Atuentse, Anshuenkuan Nyarong, Nyarong, Nganshuenkuan
Dialects It has been identified as Central Bodish (Shafer 1955, 1966), Archaic Nomad Dialect of Tibetan (Roerich 1931), or Central Tibetan (Voegelin and Voegelin 1977).
Classification Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Himalayish, Tibeto-Kanauri, Tibetic, Tibetan, Central


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Probably part of the Tibetan nationality. This may be the same as the Rgalthangwas language in Yunnan on the Tibet Autonomous Region border. There is a town named 'Atuentze' in Dechen Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan, on the border of the Tibet Autonomous Region. Buddhist (Lamaist), Christian.