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Nuosu (Nosu), also known as Northern Yi, Liangshan Yi, and Sichuan Yi, is the prestige language of the Yi people; it has been chosen by the Chinese government as the standard Yi language and, as such, is the only one taught in school, both in its oral and written form. It is spoken by two million people and is increasing; 60% are monolingual. Nuosu is the native Nuosu/Yi name for their own language and is not used in Mandarin Chinese; although it may sometimes be spelled out for pronunciation (nuòsū yǔ 诺苏语/諾蘇語), the Chinese characters for nuòsū have no meaning. The occasional terms 'Black Yi' and 'White Yi' (bái Yí 白彝) are castes of the Nuosu people, not dialects. Nuosu is one of several often mutually unintelligible varieties known as Yi, Lolo, Moso, or Noso; the six Yi languages recognized by the Chinese government hold only 25% to 50% of their vocabulary in common. They share a common traditional writing system, though this is used for shamanism rather than daily accounting.
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[ar] السيتشيون يي
[az] siçuan yi dili
[bn] সিচুয়ান য়ি
[bs] sičuan ji
[br] Yieg Sichuan
[bg] сечуански
[ca] yi sichuan
[cy] Nwosw
[da] sichuan yi
[de] Sichuan Yi
[el] Σικουάν Γι
[en] Nuosu language
[eo] Siĉuana jia lingvo
[et] sichuani jii
[fa] یی سیچوان
[fi] sichuanin-yi
[fr] yi de Sichuan
[gu] સિચુઆન યી
[he] סיצ'ואן יי
[hi] सिचुआन यी
[hr] Nuosu jezik
[hu] szecsuán ji
[ii] ꆈꌠꉙ
[id] Sichuan Yi
[is] sísúanjí
[it] sichuan yi
[ja] 四川イ語
[kn] ಸಿಚುಅನ್ ಯಿ
[ks] سِچوان یٖی
[ko] 쓰촨 이어
[lo] ເຊສວຍຢີ
[lv] Sičuaņas ji
[lt] sičuan ji
[ml] ഷുവാൻയി
[mr] सिचुआन यी
[mk] сичуан ји
[mt] Sichuan Yi
[my] စီချွမ် ရီ
[nl] Sichuan Yi
[nn] sichuan-yi
[nb] sichuan-yi
[or] ସିଚୁଆନ୍ ୟୀ
[pl] Język nuosu
[pt] sichuan yi
[rm] sichuan yi
[ro] sichuan yi
[ru] Носу
[sk] s’čchuanská ioština
[es] sichuan yi
[sr] Сичуан ји
[sv] szezuan i
[ta] சிசுவான் ஈ
[te] శిషువన్ ఈ
[th] เสฉวนยิ
[tr] Sichuan Yi
[uk] Носу
[vi] Tiếng Di Tứ Xuyên
[zh] 彝语北部方言

Language type : Living

Language resources for Sichuan Yi

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Wiktionary - Category:Sichuan Yi language [en]
Wiktionnaire - Catégorie:yi [fr]

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ISO 639 Codes

ISO 639-1 : ii
ISO 639-2B : iii
ISO 639-2T : iii
ISO 639-3 : iii

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