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Kua-nsi language

Native to China
Region Yunnan
Native speakers
5,000  (2009)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ykn
Glottolog kuan1249[2]

Kua-nsi (kʰua˧n̩˨˩sɨ˥; Chinese: 跨恩斯话) is a recently discovered Loloish language of Heqing County, Yunnan, China.


The Kua-nsi live in the following villages of Liuhe Township 六合乡, northern Heqing County (Castro, et. al 2010:23).[3]

  • Hedong 河东
  • Sangezhuang 三戈庄
  • Shang'eping 上萼坪
  • Wuxing 五星
  • Nanpo 南坡
  • Maidi 麦地
  • Longda 龙大


  1. ^ Kua-nsi at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Kua-nsi". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Andy Castro, Brian Crook, Royce Flaming. 2010. A sociolinguistic survey of Kua-nsi and related Yi varieties in Heqing county, Yunnan province, China. SIL International.

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