Pa Na language

Pa Na
Native to China
Region Hunan
Native speakers
1,000 (1993)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog pana1310[1]

Pa Na (Chinese: 巴那语; autonym: pa˥˧na˧˩˧) is a Hmongic language spoken by about 1,000 people in Shangpai 上排, Zhongpai 中排, and Xiapai 下排 of Chengbu County, and Huangshuangping 黄双坪, Suining County in Hunan, China. It is also called "Red Miao." Yoshihisa Taguchi (2012)[2] considers Pa Na to be most closely related to She and Jiongnai.

Yoshihisa Taguchi (2001) covers the Xiapai 下排 dialect of Pa Na.

According to the Suining County Almanac (1997:657), in Suining County, Pa Na 坝哪话 (autonym: pa˨˥na˨tɕi˦˥; exonym: Zhaishanghua 寨上话) by the locals, is spoken by no more than 3,000 people in Tanni 潭泥, Moshi 磨石, Chiban 赤板, Jiexi 界溪, Shangbao 上堡, and other villages, all located in the southern part of Huangshuangping Township 黄双坪乡


  1. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Pa Na". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. Yoshihisa Taguchi [田口善久] (2012). On the Phylogeny of the Hmong-Mien languages. Conference in Evolutionary Linguistics 2012.

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