Cun (Chinese: 村話; meaning "village language/speech") 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. The speakers of this language are being subsumed under "Han" nationalities (same with speakers of Lingao)

Native toChina
Native speakers
80,000 (1999)[1]
  • Hlai
    • Central
      • North
        • Cun
Language codes
ISO 639-3cuq


  1. ^ a b 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.