Pingtang Miao

Pingtang Miao
Native to China
Region Guizhou
Native speakers
24,000 (1995)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Linguist list
ping Pingtang
  dush Dushan
  lupi Luodian–Pingyan
  wanl Wangmo–Luodian
Glottolog None

Pingtang Miao, named after Pingtang County (平塘 píngtáng) in which it is spoken, is a group of Miao languages of China.


The four varieties of Pingtang were listed as unclassified branches of Chuanqiandian Miao (Western Hmongic) in Wang (1983).[2] Li (2000) classified them together as one of eight branches of Western Hmongic,[3] a position maintained in Wu and Yang (2010).[4]


There are four varieties of Pingtang according to Li (2000):

These are at approximately the distance of the varieties of the other branches of West Hmongic, which Ethnologue assigned separate ISO codes.


  1. 王辅世、毛宗武,《苗瑶语古音构拟》,中国社会科学出版社,1995年。
  2. Wang Fushi (1983). "Miáoyǔ fāngyán huàfēn wèntí (On the Dialect Divisions of the Miao Language)". Mínzú Yǔwén 5:1–22.
  3. 李云兵,《苗语方言划分遗留问题研究》,中央民族大学出版社,2000年。
  4. Wú Zhèngbiāo and Yáng Guāngyīng, 2010. 兼谈苗族英雄史诗《亚鲁王》的记译整理问题, 民族翻译.

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