Waxianghua is a language of China. It is spoken in West Hunan Province, a 6,000 square km area, Wuling mountains, including Yuanling, Chunxi, Jishou, Guzhang, and Dayong. .
Classified as Han nationality. It differs greatly from both Southwestern Mandarin (Xinan Guanhua) (See: Chinese, Mandarin) and Xiang Chinese (Hunanese) (See: Chinese, Xiang?), but is relatively uniform within itself. Neighboring Han Chinese, Miao, and Tujia people do not understand it. Some view it as a special variety of Chinese, others as a minority language, perhaps related to Miao.
|to cook||tɕiəɯ25, tsaŋ55 moŋ55|
|to live, be alive||xu13|
|to sniff, smell||vai55|
|to throw||toŋ55, vu25|
|to tie up, fasten||ka55 (ɕiɛ33)|