Lingling dialect

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Native to China
Region Guangxi
Ethnicity Miao
Native speakers
(20,000 cited 1991)[citation needed]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog None

Lingling (Chinese: Ling hua 伶话 línghuà or Lingling hua; Lingling: liŋ˥ va˧) is an unclassified mixed Chinese dialect. It is spoken by 20,000 ethnic Miao in Longsheng County, Guangxi. It is only spoken within the community; with outsiders, Southwestern Mandarin is spoken.

He (2009) covers the Linghua dialect of Taiping 太平村, Pingdeng Township 平等乡, Longsheng County, Guangxi.


  • He Danpeng [何丹鵬]. 2009. 廣西龍勝伶話語音的歷史層次研究 [Study of the Longsheng (Guangxi) Linghua phonology and its historical strata]. Ph.D. dissertation. City University of Hong Kong.
  • Ming studies, 34–35:55, University of Minnesota, 1995