- Northern Loloish languages
Northern Loloish Northern Ngwi, Yi Ethnicity: Yi people Geographic
Southern China, Vietnam Linguistic classification: Sino-Tibetan
- Northern Loloish
The Northern Loloish languages, also known as Northern Ngwi, are a branch of the Loloish languages that includes the literary standard of the Yi people.
The Nisu languages, however, are apparently Southeastern Loloish.
Apart from Nisu, Ethnologue 16 lists the following 13 languages under Northern Ngwi, though this list may be missing several languages listed under Loloish (see 'external links' below):
- ^ Thurgood & LaPolla, 2003, The Sino-Tibetan languages, p. 8
- Ethnologue (2009) mistakenly divides the languages under the synonymous branch names Loloish and Ngwi. The languages listed under Northern Loloish are not in general Northern Loloish languages. This should be fixed in the 17th edition.
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