Yi, Guizhou

A language of China

ISO 639-3: yig
 

Population 905,000 (2002 Chenmin).
Region Guizhou Province, Weining Yi-Hui-Miao Autonomous County, Dafang Autonomous County, Hezhang County, Pan County; some in the Baise District of western Guangxi.
Alternate names   Eastern Yi, Southeastern Yi
Dialects Qian Xi, Bijie, Dafang. Distinct from other Yi. Intelligibility between dialects is reported to be low.
Classification Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Lolo-Burmese, Loloish, Northern, Yi
Language development There is a traditional orthography for Guizhou Yi, related to but distinct from the traditional orthographies used by some other Yi languages. Dictionary.
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Part of the Yi nationality. SOV.