Bao'an, Dongxiang; Gansu; Mongolic language/peoples in China
Thread poster: chica nueva

chica nueva
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Chinese to English
Feb 16, 2009

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dongxiang_people

The Bao'an Nationality

The Bao'an nationality has approximately 6,800 people, the great majority of whom live in the Jishishan District of Gansu's Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture. ... The Bao'an have their own language, but no script. ...

The Dongxiang Nationality

The Dongxiang nationality has 190,000 people. ..., they have their own national language classified as Mongolic in the Altaic family of languages, of which almost half is Han loan words plus a small quantity of Tujue (Turkic) loan words. ...

['Gansu's Minority Nationalities

Gansu is a multi-nationality province; there are Hui, Tibetan, Mongolian, Yugur (Yuku), Dongxiang, Kazak (Kazakh), Bao'an (Bonan, Paoan), Salar (Sala), Tu, Man (Manchu) altogether more than ten minority nationalities, ... The Dongxiang, the Yugur and the Bao'an are the three minorities most characteristic of our province.]

Translated from Duan, Qi & Li eds., Gansu Tourist Guide (1982), China Tourism Publishing House, Beijing

[Edited at 2009-02-17 00:25 GMT]


 


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