Lope language

Pronunciation [lo̠˨˩˧phɯ̠˨˩]
Native to China
Region Yunnan
Native speakers
20,000 (2002)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 yiu
Glottolog awuu1235[2]

Awu (Chinese: 阿务), also known as Lope (autonym: lo˨˩˧pʰɯ˨˩), is a Loloish language of China. Awu is spoken in Luxi, Mile, Luoping, and Shizong counties (Ethnologue).

Northern Awu is a distinct language. Ethnologue lists Northern Awu and Southern Awu as dialects.


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