Maang language

Native to China
Region Funing County, Yunnan
Ethnicity Yi
Native speakers
(5,000 cited 1982)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog maan1239[2]

Maang (Chinese: 么昂语; autonym: maːŋ˧ or mӕ̱aŋ˧) or Mo'ang (Chinese: 末昂语; autonym: mɯaŋ˥˩) is a Lolo-Burmese language of Wenshen Prefecture, Yunnan, China and northern Vietnam. The Maang are also locally referred to as the Gāokùjiǎo Yí (高裤脚彝; "High-Trousered Yi") by other local ethnic groups (Zhou 2014:1).

Lama (2012) classifies Maang within the Mondzish branch of Lolo–Burmese.


Zhou (2014:1-2) reports that Mo'ang is spoken in the following villages.

There are 713 households and 4,079 individuals according to a 2003 estimate by the Funing County government (Zhou 2014:1).


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