She People - Language


The She language is a Hmong–Mien language. Most of the She today speak Chinese dialects, like Hakka. Those who retain their own language - approximately 1,200 individuals in Guangdong province - call themselves Ho Ne "mountain people" (Chinese: 活聂 huóniè). Some said they were descendants of Dongyi, Nanman or Yue peoples.

Chinese dialects spoken by the She people as listed in You (2002) include:

  • Fu'an 福安, Ningde, Zhejiang
  • Fuding 福鼎, Ningde, Zhejiang
  • Luoyuan 罗源, Fuzhou, Fujian
  • Sanming 三明, Fujian
  • Shunchang 顺昌, Nanping 南平, Fujian
  • Hua'an, Zhangzhou 华安, southern Fujian
  • Guixi 贵溪, Yingtan 鹰潭, Jiangxi
  • Cangnan 苍南, Wenzhou 温州, Zhejiang
  • Jingning 景宁, Lishui, Zhejiang
  • Lishui 丽水, Zhejiang
  • Longyou 龙游, Quzhou 衢州, Zhejiang
  • Chaozhou 潮州, Guangdong
  • Fengshun 丰顺, Meizhou 梅州, Guangdong

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