Xixiu Miao

Xixiu Miao
Native to China
Region Guizhou
Native speakers
300 (1995)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog None

Xixiu Miao (Chinese: 西秀; pronounced approx. "she-show")[2] is a small Miao language of China that is closely related to Hmong: Hmong, Small Flowery Miao, and Xixiu are listed as the three local dialects of the Chuanqiandian Cluster of the West Hmongic languages.[3] There are only 300 speakers, in the Xixiu District of Anshun Prefecture, Guizhou Province.[1]


  1. 1 2 Wang and Mao (1995). At the time, 城郊和安顺县旧州一带.
  2. There is no established name in English. "Xixiu" is simply a representative place where it is spoken. In Chinese, it is called 川黔滇方言川黔滇次方言第三土语 "the third local dialect of the Chuanqiandian subdialect of the Chuanqiandian dialect [of Miao]", but it is not the only variety of Miao to have gone by that description.
  3. Wang Fushi (1983). "Miáoyǔ fāngyán huàfēn wèntí (On the Dialect Divisions of the Miao Language)". Mínzú Yǔwén 5:1–22.

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