Re: [Ltru] Pinyin language?

John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org> Fri, 30 October 2009 15:02 UTC

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Mark Davis â?? scripsit:
> I was surprised to see the following; anyone know about it?
> 
> %
> Type: language
> Subtag: pny
> Description: Pinyin
> Added: 2009-07-29
> %

Thus spake the Ethnologue
at http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=pny :

Pinyin
A language of Cameroon

ISO 639-3: pny
Population              24,600 (2001 SIL).
Region                  North West Province, Mezam Division, southwest Bamenda 
                        Subdivision, southwest of Bamenda.
Language map            Southwestern Cameroon, Enlarged Area, reference number 186
Alternate names         Bapinyi, Pelimpo
Dialects                Related to Awing [aal], Ngemba [nge], Bafut [bfd], 
                        Mendankwe-Nkwen [mfd].
Classification          Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, 
                        Bantoid, Southern, Wide Grassfields, Narrow 
                        Grassfields, Mbam-Nkam, Ngemba
Language development    Literacy rate in L2: 15%-25%.

Coincidences will happen.

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