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  Zhuang language and alphabet
Zhuang is a northern Tai language spoken by about 10 million people mainly in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in southern China, and also in Yunnan, Guangdong, Guizhou, and Hunan Provinces.
A method of writing Zhuang based on the Wuming dialect and using a mixture of Latin and Cyrillic letters and a number of IPA symbols was devised in 1955.
Zhuang is a tonal language with six tones which are indicated in written Zhuang with particular letters.
www.omniglot.com /writing/zhuang.htm   (222 words)

  
  Zhuang language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Zhuang, which belongs to the Tai language group, is an official language in that region.
However, use of the language is rapidly declining as the Zhuang assimilate to the Han Chinese.
Zhuang had been written with ideographs that were borrowed from Han characters adopted to this language, and original characters made out by using the similar manner of construction, for more than a thousand years, similar to Vietnamese Chu Nom.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Zhuang_language   (263 words)

  
 Zhuang language Information
Zhuang, which belongs to the Tai language group, is an official language in that region.
However, use of the language is rapidly declining as the Zhuang assimilate to the Han Chinese.
Zhuang had been written with logographs that were borrowed from Han characters adopted to this language, and original characters made out by using the similar manner of construction, for more than a thousand years, similar to Vietnamese Chữ nôm.
www.bookrags.com /Zhuang_language   (244 words)

  
 Zhuang - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This Kingdom was supported by the Zhuang until its collapse in 111 B.C. The Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 A.D.) thought the Zhuang culture unproductive, so they reduced local authority and consolidated their authority with Military posts at Guilin, Wuzhou, and Yulin.
The Nan Han rule of the Zhuang was marked by minimal interference in Zhuang affairs by the Chinese rulers.
The Song developed a new way of dealing with the Zhuang that was a combination of force and appeasement, a policy that neither satisfied the aspirations of the Zhuang nor ended the savage warfare brought to the region by the Yao against the Chinese.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Zhuang   (1388 words)

  
 zhuang language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Zhuang language (Chinese: 壮语 Zhuàngyǔ) is used by the Zhuang people in the People's Republic of China.
Language use is however rapidly declining as the Zhuang assimilate to the Chinese.
Bouyei, considered a separate language in China, is actually just a slightly different standard form of Zhuang, used across the province border in Guizhou.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /Zhuang_language   (252 words)

  
 Info and facts on 'Zhuang language'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Zhuang is an official language (additional info and facts about official language) in that region.
Language (A systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols) use is however rapidly declining as the Zhuang assimilate to the Han Chinese (additional info and facts about Han Chinese).
Zhuang is a tonal language (A language in which different tones distinguish different meanings).
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/z/zh/zhuang_language.htm   (308 words)

  
 Zhuang Summary
The Zhuang are a minority people living in south and southwest China, mostly in the mountainous areas of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and the Wenshan Zhuang-Miao Autonomous Prefecture of Yunan province.
The Nan Han rule of the Zhuang was marked by minimal interference in Zhuang affairs by the Chinese rulers.
The Song developed a new way of dealing with the Zhuang that was a combination of force and appeasement, a policy that neither satisfied the aspirations of the Zhuang nor ended the savage warfare brought to the region by the Yao against the Chinese.
www.bookrags.com /Zhuang   (1609 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Northern Zhuang language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Zhuang is the name given to two Tai languages spoken in southern China (in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region) and Vietnam.
Language use is rapidly declining as the Zhuang assimilate to the Chinese.
Zhuang is the name given to two Tai languages spoken in southern China and Vietnam.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Northern-Zhuang-language   (403 words)

  
 Zhuang People Profile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Of the remaining Zhuang, 6% are in the Wenshan Autonomous Prefecture in neighboring Yunnan, and 3% in Guangdong.
Zhuang are also found in most of the major cities of Guangxi, making up one third of the population in some.
Zhuang living in rural villages appear to be very open and responsive when they have been approached by evangelists from urban areas.
www.infomekong.com /zhuang_secondary.htm   (1182 words)

  
 Zhuang
The Zhuang people are a minority people who mostly live in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in southern China.
There is an indigenous Zhuang language[?], which was formerly written in Chinese characters, but now is usually written in Roman letters, as with Vietnamese (Guanxi borders Vietnam).
Most Zhuang follow a traditional animist/ancestor-oriented religion, however, there are a number of Christians, Buddhists, and Muslims in Guanxi as well.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/zh/Zhuang_people.html   (105 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Zhuang language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Tai-Kadai languages are a language family found in Southeast Asia and southern China.
The Tai languages are a subgroup of the Tai Kadai language family.
An official language is a language that is given a unique legal status in a country, state, or other territory.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Zhuang-language   (1100 words)

  
 Info and facts on 'Zhuang'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Zhuang are of Tai (The most widespread and best known of the Kadai family of languages) origin, a people who migrated south from central China (A communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world) roughly 5000 years ago.
Further complicating Zhuang aspirations, another aboriginal peoples, the Miao (additional info and facts about Miao), left Guizhou (additional info and facts about Guizhou) and Hunan (A province in southeastern central China between the Nan Ling mountains and the Chang Jiang; noted for its timber and valuable mineral resources) for the Zhuang lands.
The elderly Zhuang feel alienated (additional info and facts about alienated) as the language has been reformed, and they no longer can write Zhuang in the new way, and the Zhuang Autonomous Region of Guangxi has been marked by perpetual economic depression since 1970.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/z/zh/zhuang.htm   (1642 words)

  
 Zhuang characters -- submit url where? - Resource-Zone
Zhuang is a language in itself not a dialect of Chinese -- therefore the designation cjkv in my mind could be better described as cjkvz.
Zhuang is a language in itself not a dialect of Chinese
Zhuang belongs to the Tai language group which includes Thai, the national language of Thailand.
www.resource-zone.com /forum/showthread.php?t=45472   (1422 words)

  
 Zhuang language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Language use is however rapidlydeclining as the Zhuang assimilate to the Chinese.
Bouyei, considered a separate language in China, is actually just a slightlydifferent standard form of Zhuang, used across the province border in Guizhou.
Zhuang had been written with ideographs that were borrowed from Han characters adopted to this language, and originalcharacters made out by using the similar manner of construction, for more than a thousand years, similar to Vietnamese Chu Nom.
www.therfcc.org /zhuang-language-141208.html   (207 words)

  
 ZHUANG   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
There is an indigenous Zhuang language, which was formerly written in Chinese characters, but now is usually written in Roman letters, as with Vietnamese.
Guangxi was then divided into an area of Zhuang ascendancy west of Nanning and an area of Han ascendancy east of anning.
The Sung developed a new way of dealing with the Zhuang that was a combination of force and appeasement, a policy that neither satisfied the aspirations of the Zhuang nor ended the savage warfare brought to the region by the Yao against the Chinese.
www.yotor.org /wiki/en/zh/Zhuang.htm   (1341 words)

  
 Talk:Zhuang language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The article says that was the name of two Tai languages, one in China and one in Vietnam.
The Tày and Nùng of Vietnam live just across the border and I've read that Nùng is similar to Zhuang (but many Tai languages are similar); there is a minority called Bố Y - they are Bouyei who came from China, some of them in Vietnam (in Lào Cai) even don't speak Bouyei but Chinese.
So this is supposedly the same language as (Cuengh), of lang-code za:, at least according to the redir there and the main page of za.wikiquote.org...
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Zhuang_language   (214 words)

  
 CHAPTER IX
In Zhuang Tzu’s views, the problems involved were the signification of language and its impact on the sensi-bilities of human beings.
Of the greatest concern was the dichotomy of language or conceptual dualism.
As Zhuang Tzu said: "In the struggle between peace and unrest, the friction between good and evil, much fire is evolved which consumes the inner harmony of man. But the mind is unable to resist fire.
www.crvp.org /book/Series03/III-13/chapter_ix.htm   (1532 words)

  
 Zhuang Minority - Chinese Nationalities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Zhuang Minority is the most populous of China's Nationalities, and one of the best integrated with the Han.
The Zhuang are found in the Provinces of Yunnan, Guangdong, Guizhou, and the Guangxi Autonomous Region.
The Chinese written language was formerly used, but in 1955 a Zhuang written language based on Latin letters was devised.
www.paulnoll.com /China/Minorities/min-Zhuang.html   (177 words)

  
 Chuang Tzu (Zhuangzi): A Philosophical Analysis
Human language, from the empty greetings and small talk to the disputes of philosophers, is as natural a 'noise' is are bird songs.
This, however, is not a reason to avoid language and a perspective; it is the simple result of the limitless knowledge and limited lives.
We suppose that one of the reactions to the difficulties of defending moral conventions where these are controversial (say in advocating moral reform in the sense that one advocates that the culture or society alter its moral attitudes) is to reject all conventions.
www.hku.hk /philodep/ch/zhuang.htm   (6505 words)

  
 Zhuang Nationality- Yunnan ethnic minority groups-Yunnan Tour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The total population of Zhuang Nation in Yunnan is about 1 million who inhabits in the Wenshang, Guangnan and Funing those closing to the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
One way the Zhuang hold fast to their ethnic identity is through the preservation of their language.
The Zhuang language remained unwritten until the 1950s when an alphabet based on the Roman alphabet was developed.
www.yunnantour.com /minorities/zhuangz-nationality.htm   (122 words)

  
 Read about Zhuang language at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research Zhuang language and learn about Zhuang language here!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Zhuang language (autonym: Cueŋь/Cuengh; Chinese: 壮语; pinyin: Zhuàngyǔ) is used by the Zhuang people in the
Zhuang had been written with ideographs that were borrowed from
Latin alphabet with some special letters was introduced to write the new standardised Zhuang language.
encyclopedia.worldvillage.com /s/b/Zhuang_language   (229 words)

  
 Ethnologue: China
A distinct language from Akha and Kado (Kaduo?).
The classification of Bunu in the Miao branch of Miao-Yao is in dispute.
Distinct from Katu, a Mon-Khmer language of Viet Nam and Laos.
www.christusrex.org /www1/pater/ethno/Chin.html   (11262 words)

  
 Nationalities in China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Its language belongs to the Mongolian branch of the Altaic language family and is close to that of the Tu and Dongxiang ethnic minorities.
The Bouyei language is of the Zhuang-Dai branch of the Zhuang-Dong group belonging to the Chinese-Tibetan family of languages.
The Mulam language is a member of the Zhuang-Dong language group of the Chinese-Tibetan language family, but because of extensive contacts with the majority Han and local Zhuangs many Mulams speak one or both of these languages in addition to their own.
www.chinahighlights.com /travelguide/nationalities.htm   (6870 words)

  
 China Ethnic Minority: Zhuang People
The Zhuang ethnic minority has a language of its own that belongs to the Zhuang-Dai branch of Zhuang-Dong Austronesian (an austronesian belongs to the Sino-Tibetan family of languages).
Zhuang brocade is renowned for its color, luster, durability and the wide range of use.
The Zhuang minority's frescoes carved on the steep cliffs are of extreme Zhuang characteristics.
www.travelchinaguide.com /intro/nationality/zhuang   (1021 words)

  
 Zhuang language - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
Zhuang is an official language in that Region.
Bouyei, considered a separate language in China, is actually just a slightly different standard form of Zhuang, used across the province border in Guizhou.
Zhuang had been written with ideographs that were borrowed from Han characters adopted to this language, and original characters made out by using the similar manner of construction, for more than a thousand years, similar to Vietnamese Chu Nom.
www.music.us /education/Z/Zhuang-language.htm   (410 words)

  
 Harvest Times - Global Outreach   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Zhuang are well known throughout China for their love of music, dance, and song (even incorporating songs into their daily conversations).
Zhuang language is composed of several different dialects, has no written script and is entirely different from other forms of Chinese.
Preservation of language is important to them as they try to maintain their identity in the most populous country on earth.
www.thehomechurch.org /newsletter/septoctpg1.htm   (469 words)

  
 China Source
The Zhuang may also be found in most of Guangxi's major cities, in each case making up to a third of the population.
The Zhuang are an offshoot of a Thai-related people group that over 2,000 years ago dwelt over a large area of Southern China.
One way the Zhuang hold fast to their ethnic identity is through the preservation of their language.
www.chsource.org /Zhuang.htm   (1037 words)

  
 Chinese Ethnic Minorities Pen Their Own Languages
Among these nationalities are Zhuang, China's biggest ethnic group with 18 million people which equals that of Australia, and Tu ethnic group, with a population of 190,000.
The result is that tens of thousands of farmers in south China' s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region have learnt to read and write within a short period of time.
She was able to learn a new way of sub-tropical farming from an ethnic newspaper published in her language, which led her and her family from rags to riches.
www.china.org.cn /english/28352.htm   (717 words)

  
 Liuzhou Languages
Zhuang is a totally different language, unrelated to Chinese.
It is a member of the same language family as Thai, but, as the Zhuang have been largely integrated with the Han Chinese for centuries, a certain amount of assimilation has taken place.
Zhuang is also one of the minority languages printed on every Chinese bank note.
www.liuzhou.co.uk /liuzhou/language.htm   (299 words)

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