Cun language

Native to China
Region Hainan
Native speakers
80,000 (1999)[1]
  • Hlai
    • Central
      • North
        • Cun
Language codes
ISO 639-3 cuq
Glottolog cunn1236[2]

Cun is a Hlai language of Hainan Island. Lexical similarity with standard Hlai is 40%.[1] The language has approximately 80,000 speakers, 47,200 of which are monolingual. Cun is a tonal language with 10 tones, used depending on whether a syllable is checked or unchecked.


  1. 1 2 Cun at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Cun". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
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