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Dongxiang

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Introduction

Dongxiang is a language of China. It is spoken in Southwest Gansu Province, Linxia Hui autonomous prefecture, 7 counties and a city; Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Ili Kazak autonomous prefecture, Yining and Huocheng counties. .

Dialects

Sijiaji, Suonanba (Xiaonan), Wangjiaji. Some intelligibility with Bonan (See: Bonan). Minor dialect differences in pronunciation and borrowed words. Suonanba considered the standard.

The Dongxiang Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitedʐao-
to blowfəiliə-
to breathehamura-
to burntuliə-
to buybari-
to chewdʐadʐulu-
to choosesunɢu-
to climbpapala-
to comeirə-
to cooktʂɯna-
to cryuila-
to die, be deadfugu-
to diguaji-
to drinkotʂɯ-
to eatiʥiə-
to fallbao-, baoɣa-
to fearaji-
to flowurusu-
to flymusɯ-
to growosɯ-
to heartʂənliə-
to hideinmangiə-
to holdbari-
to killala-
to know, be knowledgeableməiʥiə-
to laughɕiniə-
to lie downkiʥiə-
to live, be aliveamitu
to open, uncoverniə-
to planttari-
to saykiəliə-
to scratchuadʐɯ-
to seeudʐə-
to sewɕiʥiə-
to sitsao-
to sleephuntura-
to sniff, smellfuniʨiə-
to spitnuɣu-
to splitɢaɣalu-
to squeezedaru-
to stealɢula-
to suckgogoɣa-
to swellkaitu-
to swimunba-
to thinksɯmula-
to tie up, fastenbanla-, fəija-
to walkjawu-
to vomitbəndʐə-
to yawn

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