Where on earth do they speak Jiarong?

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Language: Jiarong
Number of speakers: 83000
Language code: jya
Alternate names: Chiarong, Gyarong, Gyarung, Jarong, Jiarong, Jyarung, Keru, Rgyarong
Where spoken: China

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  • Language classification: Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Northeastern Tibeto-Burman, rGyalrongic
  • Dialects: Caodeng, Central Jiarong, Chabao, Dazang, Eastern Jiarong, Northeastern, Northern, Northwestern, Sidaba, Situ, Western Jiarong
  • Also spoken in:
  • Region: North central Sichuan Province. Situ is in the traditional territory of 4 chieftaincies: Zhuokeji, Suomo, Songgang, Dangba. Chabao is in northeast corner of Maerkang county, Chabao district, Longerjia, Dazang, and Shaerzong townships. Sidaba is in Maerkang county, Sidaba district, Caodeng, Kangshan, and Ribu townships; north in southwest corner of Aba county, Kehe and Rongan townships; west along middle Duke river, Rangtang county, between Wuyi and Shili townships; and Seda county at the confluence of Seda and Duke rivers, a small town.