• Language: Wutunhua
  • Alternate names: Wutun, 五屯話
  • Language code: wuh
  • Language family: Mixed language, Chinese-Tibetan-Bonan Mongour (SIL classification)
  • Number of speakers: 4,000
  • Vulnerability: Endangered
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    Officially classified within Tu and Han nationalities. A variety of Chinese heavily influenced by Tibetan or perhaps a Tibetan language undergoing relexification with Chinese forms. Also described as Chinese which converged to an agglutinative language, Tibetan or Mongolian, using only Chinese material. Neighboring Tibetans refer to the Wutun people use ethnonym: Sanggaixiong, center of the lion. Known for their paintings of Buddha. Buddhist (Lamaist).

    Wutunhua is spoken in China, East Asia.