Lizu
Native toChina
Native speakers
7,000 (2008)[1]
Ersu Shaba script
Language codes
ISO 639-3included in ers
Glottologlizu1234
ELPLizu
Monophthongs of Lizu, from Chirkova & Chen (2013:78)

Lizu (Chinese: 傈苏, 里汝, 吕苏; Western Ersu) is a Qiangic language spoken in Western Sichuan, China. There are 4,000 speakers according to Sun (1982) and 7,000 speakers according to Chirkova (2008). Muli, where Lizu is spoken, is a multi-ethnic and multi-lingual county and Lizu has been historically influenced by Mandarin Chinese.[2]

Varieties

Yu (2009: 2) lists the following varieties of Lizu:

References

  1. ^ Chirkova 2008
  2. ^ "Lizu-chirkova-0317 | Endangered Languages Archive".