Lisu language

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Lisu people

LisuYobinLis people
Along with Lipo, it is one of two languages of the Lisu people.
The Lisu people (လီဆူးလူမျိုး, ; ; ลีสู่; Lisu: or ) are a Tibeto-Burman ethnic group who inhabit mountainous regions of Burma (Myanmar), southwest China, Thailand, and the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh.

Lipo language

LipoEastern LisuLipho
Along with Lipo, it is one of two languages of the Lisu people. Sam Pollard's A-Hmao was adapted to write Lipo, another Lisoish language (sometimes called Eastern Lisu) spoken by the Lisu people.
Lipo (autonym: '; ), or Eastern Lisu''', is a language of the Lisu people of China, similar to but not intelligible with Lisu proper.

Jingpho language

JingphoKachinJingpo
The Lisu language is closely related to the Lahu and Akha languages and is also related to Burmese, Jingphaw, and Yi languages.
The term "Kachin language" can refer either to the Jingpho language or to a group of languages spoken by various ethnic groups in the same region as Jingpo: Lisu, Lashi, Rawang, Zaiwa, Lhao Vo, Achang and Jingpho.

Yunnan

Yunnan ProvinceYunnan, ChinaYunnanese
Lisu (Lisu: ꓡꓲ-ꓢꓴ or ꓡꓲꓢꓴ; ; လီဆူဘာသာစကား, ) is a tonal Tibeto-Burman language spoken in Yunnan (southwestern China), northern Burma (Myanmar), and Thailand and a small part of India.
Languages spoken in Yunnan include Tibeto-Burman languages such as Bai, Yi, Tibetan, Hani, Jingpo, Lisu, Lahu, Naxi; Tai languages like Zhuang, Bouyei, Dong, Shui, Tai Lü and Tai Nüa; as well as Hmong–Mien languages.

Kachin State

KachinKachin Regionextreme northern Burma
Some Kachin tribes speak and write their own language: the Zaiwa, the Rawang, and the Lisu, who speak both the Lisu language and the Lipo language.

Chinese characters

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From 1924 to 1930, a Lisu farmer called Ngua-ze-bo (pronounced ; Chinese: 汪忍波/哇忍波) invented the Lisu syllabary from Chinese script, Dongba script and Geba script.
Other scripts in China that borrowed or adapted a few Chinese characters but are otherwise distinct include Geba script, Sui script, Yi script and the Lisu syllabary.

Lisoish languages

LisoishCentral NgwiCentral Ngwi languages
The Lisoish languages are a branch of the Loloish languages proposed by Ziwo Lama (2012) that includes Lisu and several of the Yi languages.

James O. Fraser

FraserJ. O. Fraser
The more famous of the two is James O. Fraser, a British evangelist from the China Inland Mission.
In 1992, the Chinese government officially recognised the Fraser alphabet as the official script of the Lisu language.

Weixi Lisu Autonomous County

WeixiWeixi CountyWeixi City
(, ; Lisu: ꓪꓰꓲ-ꓫꓲꓸ ꓡꓲ-ꓢꓴ ꓫꓵꓽ ꓝꓲꓸ ꓛꓬꓽ ꓫꓯꓽ ) is located in Diqing Prefecture, in the northwest of Yunnan province, China.

Tibeto-Burman languages

Tibeto-BurmanTibeto-Burman languageTibeto-Burmese
Lisu (Lisu: ꓡꓲ-ꓢꓴ or ꓡꓲꓢꓴ; ; လီဆူဘာသာစကား, ) is a tonal Tibeto-Burman language spoken in Yunnan (southwestern China), northern Burma (Myanmar), and Thailand and a small part of India.
Major languages include the Loloish languages, with two million speakers in western Sichuan and northern Yunnan, the Akha language and Hani languages, with two million speakers in southern Yunnan, eastern Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam, and Lisu and Lahu in Yunnan, northern Myanmar and northern Thailand.

Loloish languages

LoloishLoloish languageLahoish
Loloish was traditionally divided into a northern branch, with Lisu and the numerous Yi languages, and a southern branch, with everything else.

Fraser script

Fraser alphabetFraserLisu
The Fraser or Old Lisu script is an artificial script invented around 1915 by Sara Ba Thaw, a Karen preacher from Myanmar, and improved by the missionary James O. Fraser, to write the Lisu language.

Tone (linguistics)

tonetonal languagetones
Lisu (Lisu: ꓡꓲ-ꓢꓴ or ꓡꓲꓢꓴ; ; လီဆူဘာသာစကား, ) is a tonal Tibeto-Burman language spoken in Yunnan (southwestern China), northern Burma (Myanmar), and Thailand and a small part of India.

Thailand

ThaiSiamTHA
Lisu (Lisu: ꓡꓲ-ꓢꓴ or ꓡꓲꓢꓴ; ; လီဆူဘာသာစကား, ) is a tonal Tibeto-Burman language spoken in Yunnan (southwestern China), northern Burma (Myanmar), and Thailand and a small part of India.

India

IndianRepublic of IndiaIND
Lisu (Lisu: ꓡꓲ-ꓢꓴ or ꓡꓲꓢꓴ; ; လီဆူဘာသာစကား, ) is a tonal Tibeto-Burman language spoken in Yunnan (southwestern China), northern Burma (Myanmar), and Thailand and a small part of India.

Lahu language

LahukdsLahu Na
The Lisu language is closely related to the Lahu and Akha languages and is also related to Burmese, Jingphaw, and Yi languages.

Akha language

AkhaahkAka
The Lisu language is closely related to the Lahu and Akha languages and is also related to Burmese, Jingphaw, and Yi languages.

Burmese language

BurmeseMyanmarMyanmar language
The Lisu language is closely related to the Lahu and Akha languages and is also related to Burmese, Jingphaw, and Yi languages.

Yi people

YiLoloYi languages
The Lisu language is closely related to the Lahu and Akha languages and is also related to Burmese, Jingphaw, and Yi languages.

Arunachal Pradesh

ArunachalAka HillsArunachal Pradesh, India

Sam Pollard

Samuel Pollard
Sam Pollard's A-Hmao was adapted to write Lipo, another Lisoish language (sometimes called Eastern Lisu) spoken by the Lisu people.

A-Hmao language

Large Flowery MiaoA-HmaoBig Flowery Miao
Sam Pollard's A-Hmao was adapted to write Lipo, another Lisoish language (sometimes called Eastern Lisu) spoken by the Lisu people.

Chinese language

ChineseChinese:Regional dialect
From 1924 to 1930, a Lisu farmer called Ngua-ze-bo (pronounced ; Chinese: 汪忍波/哇忍波) invented the Lisu syllabary from Chinese script, Dongba script and Geba script.