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Title: Folktales of China's Minhe Mangghuer
Edited By: Zhu Yongzhong
Wang Xianzheng
Keith William Slater
Kevin Stuart
Series Title: Languages of the World/Text Library 01

In the east-central portion of Northwest China's Qinghai Province dwell the
majority of China's Monguor (Tu) nationality, classified as one of China's
fifty-six official ethnic groups and numbering 190,000 (1990). The 37,900
Minhe Mangghuer, dwelling in Minhe Hui and Mangghuer (Tu) County, are the
second largest Monguor group.

Minhe Mangghuer (language) is of primarily Mongolic lexicon and
morphosyntax while, at the same time, exhibiting massive lexical and
phonological influences from Chinese. This collection of more than twenty
folktales are presented in the Mangghuer written system (based on a
modified pinyin system), English translation and extensive notes and
provides valuable linguistic materials on this endangered Monguor dialect
that exists nowhere else. Map, illustrations. Paperback.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature
Anthropological Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Tu
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3895862541
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 280
Prices: Europe EURO 74.00