Biao

A language of China

ISO 639-3: byk
 

Population 50,000 (1999 Liang Min and Zhang Junru). 10,000 women and small children are monolingual.
Region Villages in western Huaji County and neighboring areas in Fengkai County, Guangdong Province.
Classification Tai-Kadai, Kam-Tai, Kam-Sui
Language use Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Children and young people use it about half the time. Positive language attitude. 30,000 also speak Yue Chinese. 10,000 can also speak Cantonese, Mandarin, or Zhuang.
Language development Radio programs. Grammar.
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Hills. Agriculturalists; washing gold. Traditional religion, Daoist, Chinese Buddhist.