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Kangjia language

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Kangjia language

Native to China
Region Qinghai
Native speakers
1,000  (2007)[1]
  • Shirongolic
    • Kangjia
Language codes
ISO 639-3 kxs
Glottolog kang1281[2]

The Kangjia language (in Chinese, 康家语 Kāngjiā Yǔ) is a recently discovered Mongolic language spoken by a Muslim population of around 300 people in Jainca (Jianzha) County, Huangnan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Qinghai province of China. As to its taxonomic affiliation, Kangjia seems to be an intermediate between Bonan language and Dongxiang language (Santa).


  1. ^ Kangjia at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Kangjia". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  • Kim, Stephen S. "Santa". In: Juha Janhunen (ed.). The Mongolic Languages. New York: Routledge, 2003. pp. 347–8.
  • Siqinchaoketu [=Sechenchogtu]. Kangjiayu Yanjiu [A Study of the Kangjia Language]. Shanghai: Yuandong Chubanshe, 1999.

External links

  • The Website of China's Minority Language Studies(中国民族语言研究网) (Chinese)
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