Sonaga language

Native to China
Region Yunnan
Native speakers
2,000 (2009)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ysg
Glottolog sona1244[2]

Sonaga (so˨˩na˧ka̱˧; Chinese: 锁内嘎话; Xinfeng Yi 新峰彝) is a recently discovered Loloish language of Heqing County, Yunnan, China. Sonaga is spoken in Dongdeng 东登[3] of Xinfeng Village 新峰村 (as well as Anle Village 安乐村[4]), Caohai Township 草海乡, Heqing County (Castro, et al. 2010).[5]


  1. Sonaga at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Sonaga". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  5. Andy Castro, Brian Crook, Royce Flaming. 2010. A sociolinguistic survey of Kua-nsi and related Yi varieties in Heqing county, Yunnan province, China. SIL International.

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