Dzao Min

A language of China

ISO 639-3: bpn
 

Population 60,000 (1995 Wang and Mao).
Region Northern Guangdong Province, Liannan and Yangshan counties; southern Hunan Province, Yizhang County.
Alternate names   Yao Min, Zaomin, Yau Min, Ba Pai Yao
Dialects Not intelligible with other Mienic languages. Lexical similarity 61% with Iu Mien, 59% with Kim Mun, 58% with Biao-Jiao Mien.
Classification Hmong-Mien, Mienic, Zaomin
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Part of the Yao nationality. Mountain slope. Swidden agriculturalists: paddy rice. Daoist.