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Luoji audio word list

Andrew Hsiu

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  "publisher": "Zenodo", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.1122543", 
  "title": "Luoji audio word list", 
  "issued": {
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  "abstract": "<p>The luo31 d\u0291i33 are located in Shejie \u86c7\u8857\u6751, Yangjie Town \u7f8a\u8857\u9547, Weining County, Guizhou, China. The neighboring ethnic groups call them the &ldquo;Qixingmin&rdquo; (\u4e03\u59d3\u6c11), while they also call themselves the &ldquo;Baizi&rdquo; \u767d\u5b50 in Chinese, and luo31 d\u0291i33 in their own language (non-Chinese). The locals say they are officially classified as ethnic Bai. Another group officially classified as ethnic Bai are the &ldquo;Caizu&rdquo; (\u8521\u65cf), who are a completely distinct group from the Qixingmin. Both have different languages and customs. My minivan driver did not know about the Caizu until today.<br>\n<br>\nAlso, Yangjie separated from Tiejiang Township \u94c1\u5320\u4e61 by &ldquo;only a bridge,&rdquo; according to my driver (who has worked in &ldquo;mountain carving mines&rdquo; in Jiangxi and Zhejiang). Intriguingly, he reported that there are also ethnic Shui in the area.<br>\n<br>\nOn April 7, 2013, I interviewed an elderly man named Zhang Dexu \u5f20\u5f97\u65ed (born December 15, 1938). Zhang claimed that the ancestors of the Qixingmin had come from Dali, and that their ancestors had spoken a &ldquo;Bai language&rdquo; (\u767d\u8bdd or \u767d\u65cf\u8bdd) completely different from the &ldquo;Yi&rdquo; (\u5f5d\u8bdd) that their grandparents had spoken. He claimed that this &ldquo;Bai language&rdquo; had gone extinct hundreds of years ago, and guessed that it could have been back in the Song Dynasty. He reports that there are also Qixingmin speakers in Jinzhong Township \u91d1\u949f\u9547 and Dajie Township \u5927\u8857\u4e61, and Caijia speakers in Kele Township \u53ef\u4e50\u4e61, Hezhang County and Dajie Township \u5927\u8857\u4e61, Weining County.</p>", 
  "author": [
      "family": "Andrew Hsiu"
  "note": "", 
  "type": "motion_picture", 
  "id": "1122543"
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