Maza language

Native to China
Ethnicity Yi
Native speakers
50 (2014)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog maza1306[2]

Maza (autonym: ma˧zɑ˥˧) is a Lolo-Burmese language spoken by the Yi people of China.

Maza is spoken by about 50 people in the village of Mengmei 孟梅 (Maza: qʰa˧le˥), Puyang Village 普阳村, Muyang Township 木央乡, Funing County, Yunnan. Maza has a Qabiao substratum, since the area was originally inhabited by Qabiao speakers (Hsiu 2014:68-69).


  1. Hsiu, Andrew. 2014. "Mondzish: a new subgroup of Lolo-Burmese". In Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Chinese Languages and Linguistics (IsCLL-14). Taipei: Academia Sinica.
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Maza". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

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