Laomian language

Native to China
Native speakers
unclear: 4,000 or 5,000 (2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 lwm
Glottolog laom1237[2]

Laomian (Chinese: 老缅) is a Loloish language of Lancang County, Yunnan, China.

Laomian, which is closely related to the Bisu language, is spoken in Laomian Dazhai 老缅大寨, Zhutang Township 竹塘乡, Lancang County, Yunnan.[3] There are 4,000 speakers (out of 5,000 ethnic members) in central Lancang County, Yunnan (Bradley 2007), and fewer than 1,000 Laopin speakers, which may not be included in these numbers.[1]


  1. 1 2 Laomian at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Laomian". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

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