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Derung

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The Derung people (also spelled Drung or Dulong; own name in IPA: [tɯɹɯŋ]; Chinese: 独龙族, Pinyin: Dlngz) are an ethnic group. They form one of the 56 ethnic groups officially recognized by the People's Republic of China. Their population of 6,000 is found in Yunnan province. Another 600 can be found along the Nu Jiang (Salween River) in the northern Gongshan County.

Most of the Drung are Animist, although there are some Christians.

Language

Derung (tɯɹɯŋ)
Spoken in: China
Region: Yunnan
Total speakers: 11,300
Ranking:
Genetic classification: Sino-Tibetan

 Tibeto-Burman
  Nungish

Official status
Official language of:
Regulated by:
Language codes
ISO 639-1
ISO 639-2
SILduu
See also: LanguageList of languages

The Derung language belongs to the Tibeto-Burmanic branch of the Sino-Tibetan languages. The Derung have no written language. It is believed that the Derung and Anung people are of the same origin and speak somewhat the same language. They share the same kinship terminology as well as other cultural features. The two people believe thay are brothers and sisters. While the Nu People in Fugong County in the south speak a quite different language from the "Nu"people in Gongshan.

Reference

  • Sūn Hngkāi 孙宏开: Dlngyǔ jiǎnzh 独龙语简志 (Introduction to the Derung language; Běijīng 北京, Mnz chūbǎnsh 民族出版社 1982).

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Chinese ethnic groups (classification by PRC government)

Achang - Bai - Blang - Bonan - Buyei - Chosen - Dai - Daur - De'ang - Derung - Dong - Dongxiang - Ewenki - Gaoshan - Gelao - Gin - Han - Hani - Hezhen - Hui - Jingpo - Jino - Kazak - Kirgiz - Lahu - Lhoba - Li - Lisu - Man - Maonan - Miao - Monba - Mongol - Mulao - Naxi - Nu - Oroqen - Pumi - Qiang - Russ - Salar - She - Sui - Tajik - Tatar - Tu - Tujia - Uygur - Uzbek - Va - Xibe - Yao - Yi - Yugur - Zang - Zhuang

zh:独龙族
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