Qau
Native toChina
RegionAnshun City and Pingba County, Guizhou
Native speakers
2,000 (2011)[1]
Kra–Dai
Language codes
ISO 639-3gqu
Glottologqaua1234
ELPGao Gelao

Qau, Central Gelao, or Sinicized Gelao (Chinese: 汉仡佬; pinyin: Hàn Gēlǎo) is a Gelao language spoken in Guizhou, China.[2][3]

Dialects

The dialects of Qau that are still spoken are:[4]

Pronouns

The following are pronouns from Pingba Gelao.[2]

Numerals

Pingba Gelao numerals are given below. Note the similarities with the Austronesian numeral system.

  1. si33
  2. su33
  3. ta33
  4. pu33
  5. mpu33
  6. naŋ33
  7. ɕi13
  8. zua55
  9. sə13
  10. pan13

References

  1. ^ Qau at Ethnologue (24th ed., 2021)
  2. ^ a b Zhang, Jimin 张済民 (1993). Gēlǎoyǔ yánjiū 仡佬语研究 [A Study of Gelao] (in Chinese). Guiyang: Guizhou minzu chubanshe.
  3. ^ Zhou, Guoyan 周国炎 (2004). Gēlǎozú mǔyǔ shēngtài yánjiū 仡佬族母語生态硏究 [Studies on the Linguistic Ecology of the Gelao People] (in Chinese). Beijing: Minzu chubanshe.
  4. ^ Li, Jinfang 李锦芳 (2006). Xīnán dìqū bīnwēi yǔyán diàochá yánjiū 西南地区濒危语言调查研究 [Studies on Endangered Languages in the Southwest China] (in Chinese). Beijing: Zhongyang minzu daxue chubanshe.