The Gyalrong languages - other spellings rGyalrong, Gyarong, Jiarong, Gyarung, Chiarong, Jarong - form a small subunit of Qiang Gyalrong languages belonging to the Tibeto-Burman languages , a primary branch of the Sino Tibetan. The three - Gyalrong languages are spoken by 230,000 people in South China in Sichuan Province. The largest single language is Gyarong with 140,000 speakers. The other two languages this genetic unit are Lavrung and Horpa.
Gyalrong within the Sino Tibetan
- Sino-Tibetan Tibetobirmanisch Qiang Gyalrong Xixia -Qiang
Internal classification and numbers of speakers
- Gyalrong Gyarong ( rGyalrong, Gyalrong, Jiarong, Gyarung, Jarong ) ( 140,000 speakers) Dialect group Sidaba: Caodeng = Dzatang, Shawu = Ribu, Tanpa
- Dialect group Situ: Cogtse, Barkham, Suomo = Somang, Tshakunao = Tshako, Lishan = Lixian, Shajin = Xiajin, Jinchuan, Heishui, Mawo, Maerkang
- Dialect Chabao = Dabang = Dazang
Classification, dialects and numbers of speakers according to the given web link.