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Extinct: no
Family: Other
Branch: Macro-Chibchan
Continent: Asia
Country: China
 
Region: South bank of Changhua River in north Dongfang county and north bank in Changjiang county, Hainan Island.
Countries Where Spoken: 70,000 (1990 Jan-Olof Svantesson).
Countries Where Official: China
   
Native Speakers: 70,000
Speakers Total: 70,000
  
Phrasebase members who speak Cunan at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Cunan at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Cunan: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Cunan: 0
  
Three Letter Code: CUQ
Alternative Names: NGAO FON, CUNHUA, CUN-HUA
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Summary: 40% lexical similarity with Hlai. Many loan words from Chinese. A separate language officially under the Han (Chinese) nationality. The people are considered to be Han. Investigation needed: bilingual proficiency in Chinese. SVO, 10 tones (5 in checked syllables and 5 in unchecked syllables).
 

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