Green Gelao


  • Language: Green Gelao
  • Alternate names: Kláo, Hoki Gelao, Cape Draping Gelao, Hagei, Ho Ki, 仡佬语哈給方言, 青仡佬, Cờ Lao
  • Language code: giq
  • Language family: Tai-Kadai, Kadaic, Southwestern Kra, Western Kra, Gelaoic, Southwestern Gelao
  • Number of speakers: <6,000 (including speakers of all the Gelao languages)
  • Vulnerability: Endangered
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    Part of the Co Lao 2,636 (2009 census) official ethnic community. Not mutually intelligible with Red Gelao (2002 J. Edmondson). Traditional religion.

    Green Gelao (self-designation: Hoki), together with White Gelao (giw), Red Gelao (gir), and Gao (gqu), forms the Gelao subgroup of Tai-Kadai.