Bouyei


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Noun1.Bouyei - a branch of the Tai languages
Tai - the most widespread and best known of the Kadai family of languages
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Bouyei (2.1 million), and Koreans (1.9 million).").
For example, the zhuang [??] (or [??], formerly [??], the largest ethnic minority in China, do not constitute an autonymic unity: in various areas in Guangxi they "auto-name" themselves [pow.sup.C2] [[cu:[eta]].sup.B2], [p.sup.h][o.sup.B2],[t.sup.h][aj.sup.A2], [pow.sup.C2] [[ma:[eta]].sup.A2], [pow.sup.c2] [[ba:[eta]].sup.ci], or [pow.sup.C2] [law.sup.A2], while those in Yunnan use the following autonyms: [pu.sup.C2] [[no[eta]].sup.A2], [bu.sup.B2] [daj.sup.A2], or [bu.sup.C2] [jaj.sup.C1] (= Bouyei, buyi [??][??]).
These Yunnan ethnic minorities include Achang, Bai, Bouyei, Blang, Dai, Deang, Durng, Hani, Miao, Hui, Jingpo, Jino, Lahu, Lisu, Manchu, Mien/Yao, Mongolian, Naxi, Nu, Pumi, Va, Shui, Tibetan, Yi, and Zhuang.