Monday, November 29, 2010

Dong Ba Wen - World Heritage Language

The Naxi ethnich group in Yunnan has its own language called Dong Ba Wen. This is one of the surviving picture language of the world. It consists of pictures to tell the meaning. Not many Naxi people know this language and efforts are being done to preserve this world heritage.

I manage to catch some examples of Dong Ba Wen in photos and produced below for the perusal of readers to this blog.

Some Dong Ba Wen can be found on the pillar

One example of Dong Ba Wen in pictoral form on the wall

Some pictoral words of Dong Ba Wen on the wall

The Dong Ba Wen is written above the Chinese words

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