Native toChina, Laos
Native speakers
120,000 (1997)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3byo

Piyo (Biyo, Biyue; pi31 jɔ31 (Jing 2015:11)) is a Loloish language of China. The people are ethnic Hani, and the "Bi-Ka" varieties (Biyo, Kaduo, Enu) are traditionally considered dialects of Hani. However, in the classifications of Bradley (2007) and Lama (2012), they are more distinct from Hani than other related languages are. Lama classifies Mpi as closer to Biyo dialect than Kaduo is.

In Mojiang County, the Upper Biyo (a31tʰa̠31 pi31jɔ31) and Lower Biyo (a31va̠31 pi31jɔ31) varieties are mutually intelligible (Jing 2015:11).


  1. ^ Piyo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)

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