Dao language (China)

Native to China
Region Yajiang County, Sichuan
Native speakers
2,685 (1995)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog daoh1239[2]

The Dao language (Chinese: 倒话; Daohua) is a ChineseTibetan mixed language or creolized language of Yajiang County, Sichuan, China. Word order is SOV as in Tibetan (Yeshes Vodgsal Atshogs 2004:6), while the lexicon consists of words derived from both Chinese and Tibetan.


Yeshes Vodgsal Atshogs (2004:6) reports that Dao is spoken in the following townships of Yajiang County, Sichuan, China. Within these administrative townships, Dao is spoken in 8 villages, comprising a total of 504 households and 2,685 individuals as of 1995.

See also


  1. Yeshes Vodgsal Atshogs (2004:6)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Daohua". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. Representative dialect covered by Atshogs (2004)

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