Chashan
Echang
Native toChina
RegionYunnan
Native speakers
587 (2010)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3(included in Lashi [lsi])
GlottologNone

Chashan (Chinese: 茶山; autonym: ŋɔ³¹tʃʰaŋ⁵⁵) is a Burmish language spoken in Pianma Township (片马镇), Lushui County, Yunnan, China, in Xiapianma (下片马),[2] Gangfang (岗房),[3] and Gulang (古浪)[4] villages.[5] It is closely related to Lashi, and has 56.3% lexical similarity with Lashi of Lushui County out of a sample of 1,000 vocabulary words.[6]

In Pianma Township, there are 587 Chashan people officially classified as ethnic Lisu. The local people consider the Chashan to be a distinct ethnic group, separate from the Jingpo people (景颇族). The Chashan autonym is ŋɔ³¹tʃʰaŋ⁵⁵ (Echang 峨昌), similar to that of the Achang. More Chashan speakers may be found across the border in Kachin State, Myanmar.

References

  1. ^ Dai (2010).
  2. ^ "Lúshuǐ Xiàn Piànmǎ Zhèn Piànmǎ Cūnwěihuì Xiàpiànmǎ Cūn" 泸水县片马镇片马村委会下片马村 [Xiapianma Village, Pianma Village Committee, Pianma Town, Lushui County]. ynszxc.gov.cn (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 2015-04-02.
  3. ^ "Lúshuǐ Xiàn Piànmǎ Zhèn Gǎngfáng Cūnwěihuì" 泸水县片马镇岗房村委会 [Gangfang Village Committee, Pianma Town, Lushui County]. ynszxc.gov.cn (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 2015-04-02.
  4. ^ "Lúshuǐ Xiàn Piànmǎ Zhèn Gǔlàng Cūnwěihuì" 泸水县片马镇古浪村委会 [Gulang Village Committee, Pianma Town, Lushui County]. ynszxc.gov.cn (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 2015-04-03.
  5. ^ Dai, Qingsha 戴庆厦; Yu, Jinzhi 余金枝; Yu, Chenglin 余成林; Lin, Xinyu 林新宇; Fan, Lijun 范丽君. "Piànmǎ Cháshānrén héxié de duō yǔ shēnghuó" 片马茶山人和谐的多语生活 (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-11-12.
  6. ^ Dai (2010), p. 118.

Further reading

  • Dai, Qingxia 戴庆厦 (2010). Piànmǎ Cháshānrén jí qí yǔyán 片马茶山人及其语言 [The Chashan People of Pianma and Their Language] (in Chinese). Beijing: Shangwu yinshuguan. ISBN 9787100069069.