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Luocheng Mulao Autonomous County

Luocheng County
罗城县
County
Luocheng Mulao Autonomous County
罗城仫佬族自治县
Coordinates:
Country People's Republic of China
Region Guangxi
Prefecture-level city Hechi
Township-level divisions 7 towns
4 townships
County seat Dongmen (东门镇)
Area
 • Total 2,639 km2 (1,019 sq mi)
Elevation 339 m (1,112 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 360,000
 • Density 140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Luocheng Mulao Autonomous County (zhuang: Lozcwngz Bouxmohlaujcuz Swci Yen,simplified Chinese: 罗城仫佬族自治县; traditional Chinese: 羅城仫佬族自治縣; pinyin: Luóchéng Mùlǎozú Zìzhìxiàn) is a county of northern Guangxi, China. It is under the administration of Hechi City.

Administrative divisions

There are 7 towns and 4 townships in the county:[1]

Towns:

Townships:

Languages

The Mulao language (or Mulam) is spoken by the Mulao people of Luocheng County.

At least seven varieties of Chinese are spoken in Luocheng County (Edmondson 1992:137).

  • Putonghua is the national language of China.
  • Gui-Liu Hua is a local Pinghua variety spoken in Guilin and Liuzhou. It was spoken by government officials formerly sent to administer the region, and also used to be spoken in the provincial court.
  • Tuguai Hua is the local Southwestern Mandarin vernacular spoken in Luocheng, Rongshui, and other nearby counties.
  • Magai is a Cantonese variety introduced by migrating merchants from Guangdong.
  • Ngai is a form of Southern Chinese with seven tones. It is spoken by 20,000 Han peasant agriculturalists.
  • Yangsan is an archaic form of Chinese now spoken by only 300 people. It retains voiced stops and ten tones.
  • Southern Min was introduced by recent migrants from Fujian.

References

  • Edmondson, Jerold A. 1992. "Fusion and diffusion in E, Guangxi Province, China". T. Dutton et al. (eds.) The language game: papers in memory of Donald C. Laycock (Pacific Linguistic Series, C-110). Department of Linguistics, Australian National University, Canberra, 135-144.
  1. ^ 2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:罗城仫佬族自治县 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 
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