Lakkja is a Kam–Tai language in the Tai-Kadai family spoken mainly in
Jinxiu Yao Autonomous County in northeastern Guangxi, southwestern China. It has around
9,000 speakers who identify themselves as Yao. The project is assigned by the State Language Commission of
China to document the Lakkja language and culture. The project started from the beginning of 2017 and
will be completed by the end of the same year, involving simultaneous video and audio recording of the Lakkja lexicon, sentences, stories, songs and the lingua franca, among others. IPA Transcripts of the collected data are also a part of the documentation.
Project: Investigation of Southern
Project No.: YB1734A110
Director:Tianqiao Lu, Jiangsu Normal University, Jiangsu, China