Samu language

Not to be confused with Samatu language.
Native to China
Ethnicity 2,810 (2007)[1]
Native speakers
400 (2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ysd
Glottolog sama1295[3]

The Samu (autonym: sa˧mu˧; Chinese: 撒慕) language, Samatao (sa˧ma˨˩taw˨˩; Chinese 撒马多 Samaduo), also known as Eastern Samadu, is a Loloish language spoken by older adults in Zijun Village 子君村 (also called Da'er), Yiliu Township 矣六乡, Guandu District 官渡区, Kunming, China.[4] Although there was an ethnic population of 2,465 in 1999, there are no fluent speakers under 50 years of age.[5]


  1. 1 2 Samu at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Lama, Ziwo Qiu-Fuyuan (2012), Subgrouping of Nisoic (Yi) Languages, thesis, University of Texas at Arlington
  3. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Samatao". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  5. Bradley, David. 2005. "Sanie and language loss in China".International Journal of the Sociology of Language. Volume 2005, Issue 173, Pp. 159–176.
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