Hmong, Eastern Qiandong

A language of China

ISO 639-3: hmq

Population 200,000 (1987 Zhang and Cao).
Region Qiandongnan Miao Dong Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou, and eastward into Hunan Province.
Alternate names   Eastern Qiandong Miao, Hmu, Miao, Black Miao, Central Miao, Eastern East-Guizhou Miao
Dialects Not intelligible with other varieties of Hmong. Corresponds more or less to Ma's Central Miao and Purnell's Eastern Miao.
Classification Hmong-Mien, Hmongic, Qiandong
Language development Dictionary. Bible portions: 1928.

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Part of the Miao nationality. Agriculturalists. Polytheist, Christian.