Pela language

Native to China
Ethnicity 1,000 (2001)[1]
Native speakers
400 (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 bxd
Glottolog pela1242[2]

Pela or Bola (Chinese: 波拉; autonym: pə˧˩la˥, exonym: po˧˩no˥˩) is a Burmish language of western Yunnan, China. In China, Pela speakers are classified as part of the Jingpo ethnic group. Pela may also be spoken in Burma.


There are about 500 speakers as of 2005 (Bolayu Yanjiu 波拉语研究, p.3). The ethnic population is distributed as follows.

Yinqian 引欠 (or Yunqian 允欠)and Mengguang 勐广 have the largest Pela populations.


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