Zbu
Showu
Native toChina
RegionSichuan
Native speakers
6,000
Language codes
ISO 639-3(included in jya)
Glottologzbua1234

Zbu (Chinese Ribu 日部), or Showu, is a Rgyalrong language spoken in Sichuan, China.

The Khalong Tibetan language has a Showu (Zbu) substratum, as evident from its phonology and grammar.[1]

Distribution

Gates (2012: 105–106)[2] lists the following locations where Zbu is spoken. It is spoken by over 6,000 people in 28 villages.

References

  1. ^ Tournadre, Nicolas (2005). "L'aire linguistique tibétaine et ses divers dialectes" [The Tibetan Linguistic Area and Its Various Dialects] (PDF). Lalies No. 25 (in French). Paris: Éditions Rue d'Ulm. pp. 7–56. ISBN 2-7288-0346-3.
  2. ^ Gates, Jesse P. (2012). Situ In Situ: Towards a Dialectology of Jiāróng (rGyalrong) (M.A. thesis). Trinity Western University.