Bisu Language New Testament with Thai Script / Color Maps, and Color Pictures at the End / 毕苏语 a Loloish language of Thailand, with a couple thousand speakers in China / Varieties are Bisu proper (Mbisu) and Laomian (Guba)
Bisu New Testament
A transnational language, Bisu is spoken in the border areas of China, Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos. It was first described in Thailand in the 1960s, and is an important member of the Bisoid branch of the Burmese-Yipho group within the Tibeto-Burman language family.
Bisu Language New Testament with Thai Script
Color Maps, and Color Pictures at the End
毕苏语 a Loloish language of Thailand, with a couple thousand speakers in China / Varieties are Bisu proper (Mbisu) and Laomian (Guba)
Wycliffe Bible Translators
The Laomian are classified within the Lahu ethnic group; the Lahu proper call them the "Lawmeh" (Bradley 2007).
According to Bisuyu Yanjiu 毕苏语研究 (2002), there are over 5,000 Bisu speakers in Yunnan, China, and a total of nearly 10,000 Bisu speakers in all countries combined. Within Yunnan, it is spoken mostly in Pu'er Prefecture, as well as neighboring parts of Xishuangbanna.
- Lancang County 澜沧县
- Zhutang 竹塘乡
- Dazhai 大寨, Laomian 老面 (see Laomian language)
- Laba 拉巴乡
- Donglang 东朗乡
- Fubang 富邦乡
- Zhutang 竹塘乡
- Menghai County 勐海县
- Ximeng County 西盟县
- Lisuo 力锁乡
- Menglian County 孟连县
- Nanya 南雅乡
- Dialect 1: Huai Chomphu village (also called Ban Huaisan) and Doi Pui village
- Dialect 2: Phadaeng village
In Laos, Bisu (pi33 su44; also called Lao-Phai) is spoken in Phudokcham village, Phongxaly District.
|Native to||Thailand, China|
|Ethnicity||700 in Thailand (2007)|
|240 in China (2005)|
|Thai script, Latin script|
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