Sui Language
(3,158 words)

Sui (Shuǐyǔ 水語) is the language of the Sui people (Shuǐzú 水族) who reside in south China’s Guìzhōu and Guǎngxī Provinces, with a total population of over 400,000, according to the 2000 government census. Over 60% of Sui speakers are found in Guìzhōu, particularly in Sāndū Shuǐ Autonomous County 三都水族自…

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Yongxian LUO, “Sui Language”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 18 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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