Linguistics

A linguistic description of Phola

Phola is a Southeastern Ngwi language (Southeastern Tibeto-Burman) spoken by around 3000-4000 speakers in isolated pockets on the mountains along the deeper reaches of the Red River Valley of Southern Yunnan Province, The People's Republic of China. Historically, isolation from and scarce contact with other villages has led to a significant degree of dialectal diversification, mainly in lexicon and phonology but also in some aspects of grammatical structure.

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