Bunu, Younuo

A language of China

ISO 639-3: buh

Population 9,716 (1995 McConnell).
Region Northeastern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Xing'an and Longsheng counties.
Alternate names   Punu, Pu No, Younuo, Yunuo, Yuno
Classification Hmong-Mien, Hmongic, Bunu
Language use Speakers also use Zhuang or Mandarin.


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Part of the Yao nationality. 'Bunu' is a cover term for separate languages (D. Strecker 1989). SVO; relatively simple set of initials; many Chinese loans; tonal, 6 tones. Daoist.