Cao Miao

A language of China

ISO 639-3: cov
 

Population 63,632 (2000 WCD).
Region Liping county of southeastern Guizhou Province, Tongdao Dong Autonomous County of southwestern Hunan Province, and Sanjiang Dong Autonomous County of northeastern Guangxi, near Southern Dong, in small villages.
Alternate names   Mjiuniang, Grass Miao
Dialects Close to Northern Dong and sometimes referred to as a special dialect of Dong.
Classification Tai-Kadai, Kam-Tai, Kam-Sui
Language use Used in daily communication. Speakers also use Mandarin.
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Part of the Miao nationality. Chinese used in singing. Members of the Miao nationality. Tonal, 6 tones. Mountain slope. Traditional religion.