Hmong, Northern Qiandong

A language of China

ISO 639-3: hea
 

Population 900,000 (1987 Zhang and Cao).
Region Northeast Yunnan and upper Cingshuiho River area of southeast Guizhou (southeast, south, and southwest Guizhou Autonomous areas, Songtao County, Guanling County, Ziyun County).
Alternate names   Northern Qiandong Miao, Chientung Miao, East Guizhou Miao, Hmu, Miao, Black Miao, Heh Miao, Hei Miao, Central Miao, Northern 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. Hmu was chosen by the government as the standard variety. It is based on Yanghao, but with some similarities to other varieties.
Classification Hmong-Mien, Hmongic, Qiandong
Language development Dictionary. NT: 1934.
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Part of the Miao nationality. Agriculturalists. Polytheist, Christian.