Mo Piu
Mơ Piu
Native toVietnam
RegionLào Cai Province
Native speakers
240 (2011)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3None (mis)

Mo Piu (Mơ Piu) is an unclassified Hmongic language spoken in the village of Nậm Tu Thượng, Nậm Xé Township, western Văn Bàn District, Lào Cai Province.[2] It was first documented in 2009 by a team of French linguists as part of the MICA Institute's "Au Co" Project.

Geneviève Caelen-Haumont reported 237 speakers as of 2011. She notes that Mo Piu is highly divergent from neighbouring Hmongic languages in Vietnam.[1]

Ly Van Tu & Vittrant (2014) tentatively classify Mo Piu as a Guiyang Miao dialect.[3]


  1. ^ a b Caelen-Haumont, Geneviève (2012). Towards the Tonal System of An Unknown Language from South-East Asia: A Deeper Insight (PDF). TAL 2012 ̶ Third International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages Nanjing, China, May 26–29, 2012.
  2. ^ 22.05 N, 104.0166 E
  3. ^ Ly Van Tu, Jean-Cyrille; Vittrant, Alice (2014). Place of Mơ Piu in the Hmong Group: A Proposal. Paper presented at SEALS 24, Yangon, Myanmar.

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