Hmong, Southern Qiandong

A language of China

ISO 639-3: hms

Population 300,000 (1987 Zhang and Cao).
Region Qiandongnan Miao Dong Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province, and southward into Guangxi Province.
Alternate names   Southern Qiandong Miao, Hmu, Miao, Black Miao, Central Miao, Southern 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.

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