Pela
Bola
PronunciationIPA: [pə˧˩la˥]
Native toChina
Ethnicity1,000 (2001)[1]
Native speakers
400 (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3bxd
Glottologpela1242
ELPPela

Pela or Bola (Chinese: 波拉; autonym: pə˧˩la˥, exonym: po˧˩no˥˩), is a Burmish language of Western Yunnan, China. In China, Pela speakers are classified as part of the Jingpo ethnic group. Pela may also be spoken in Burma.

Distribution

There are about 500 speakers as of 2005.[2] The ethnic population is distributed as follows.

Yinqian (引欠, or Yunqian 允欠) and Mengguang (勐广) have the largest Pela populations.

References

  1. ^ a b Pela at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Bolayu Yanjiu, 波拉语研究, p. 3
  3. ^ "Lùxī Shì Sāntái Shān Dé'ángzú Xiāng Yǔnqiàn Cūnwěihuì" 潞西市三台山德昂族乡允欠村委会 [Yunqian Village Committee, Deang Ethnic Township, Santai Mountain, Luxi City]. ynszxc.gov.cn (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 2016-10-02.
  4. ^ "Lùxī Shì Wǔchàlù Xiāng Wāndān Cūnwěihuì Měngguǎng Zìráncūn" 潞西市五岔路乡弯丹村委会勐广自然村 [Mengguang Natural Village, Wandan Village Committee, Wuchalu Township, Luxi City]. ynszxc.gov.cn (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 2016-03-04.
  5. ^ ynszxc.gov.cn (in Chinese) http://www.ynszxc.gov.cn/villagePage/vIndex.aspx?departmentid=98340. ((cite web)): Missing or empty |title= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ ynszxc.gov.cn (in Chinese) http://www.ynszxc.gov.cn/villagePage/vIndex.aspx?departmentid=98405. ((cite web)): Missing or empty |title= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "Lǒngchuān Xiàn Jǐnghǎn Zhèn Mànmiàn Cūnwěihuì Dàpàlàng Zìráncūn" 陇川县景罕镇曼面村委会大帕浪自然村 [Dapalang Natural Village, Manmian Village Committee, Jinghan Town, Longchuan County]. ynszxc.gov.cn (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 2016-10-10.
  8. ^ ynszxc.gov.cn (in Chinese) http://www.ynszxc.gov.cn/villagePage/vIndex.aspx?departmentid=97455. ((cite web)): Missing or empty |title= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)

Further reading

  • Dai, Qingxia 戴慶廈; Jiang, Ying 蔣潁; Kong, Zhi'en 孔志恩 (2007). Bōlāyǔ yánjiū 波拉語研究 [Study of the Pela Language] (in Chinese). Beijing: Minzu chubanshe. ISBN 9787105089932.