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Language Atlas of China: Minority Languages on Hainan Island

Source: Wurm, S. A. and Liu Yongquan (convenors). 1987. Language atlas of China. Hong Kong: Longman Group (Far East) Ltd. on behalf of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. C14.

Date Digitized: August 2012

Map Description:
This map depicts the areas of the minority languages spoken on Hainan. Included are members of the Tai-Kadai language family, as well as Miao-Yao (Hmong-Mien) and some Austronesian. Note that the Li language as represented here has subdialects ("local dialects") as well as dialects; these subdialects are individually labeled on the digitized map.


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