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Maang
Mo'ang
Native toChina
RegionFuning County, Yunnan
EthnicityYi
Native speakers
(5,000 cited 1982)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3None (mis)
Glottologmaan1239
ELPMo'ang

Maang (Chinese: 么昂语; autonym: maːŋ33 or mӕ̠aŋ33) or Mo'ang (Chinese: 末昂语; autonym: mɯaŋ51) is a Lolo-Burmese language of Wenshan Prefecture, Yunnan, China and northern Vietnam. The Maang are also locally referred to as the Gāokùjiǎo Yí (高裤脚彝; "High-Trousered Yi") by other local ethnic groups (Zhou 2014:1).

Lama (2012) classifies Maang within the Mondzish branch of Lolo–Burmese. Maang has many Zhuang (Central Tai) loanwords (Wang 2018).

Distribution

Zhou (2014:1-2) reports that Mo'ang is spoken in the following villages.

There are 713 households and 4,079 individuals according to a 2003 estimate by the Funing County government (Zhou 2014:1).

References