300 - Lesson Eleven
l l.20.3.2 Translation i̅ i̅ i̅ i̅ i̅ i̅
Concerning the National Minorities inHChina
In China, if you ask whichnational rninority (minority nationality) has the mosti̅
population and which one has the least, from among China"s 55 minorities the nationality
with thebiggest population is the ɔ̲huaung nationa]ity. It has more than 13 , 000 , 000
people. The smallest population is the Hote nationality, which has only a little more than
l, 40) people. As for the most widespread nationality, it is the Hui nationality. It has
spread to all the areas of the nation. The Sinjiaung Uighur Autonomous Region has the
largest land area------l, 646 , 800 square miles of land. The provincewiththemostnationali̅
minoritiesisi̅vruunnan province. Thereare24 nationalminoritiesliVingthere. Thecitywith
the most nationali̅minorities is the capital, Beijing. Up to now, there are 54 national
minoritiesin Beijing.
Il ྃ་20.3.3 GramHmaticalnotes

. A n interrogatiVe suchi̅as ཟཐུ་ཡིན་ན་ + i̅ཟེར་ན་ sacomHmonwaytoaskarhetoricalquestion.
It means "If you ask which (or who) is. . . ." If we change the interrogatiVepartto ག་རེ་རེད་
ཟེར་ན་
the meaning conveyed is "if you ask what it is."
ེ་ The particle ཁྱན་ (allover, sizeinarea) modifies ས་ (earth, land) , indicatingtheareaor
size of the land. Thus ས་ཁྱོན་ཆེ་ཤོས་ཀྱི་ཞིང་ཆེན་ conVeys "the proVince with the largest area."
Il.2 IVocabulaury
ཀ་མེད་ "no choice" (ll  13) have an order come or
ཀ་ལ་དབང་པོ་ p n arriVe
ཀན་ ll བཀོག་ va. p. of འགོག་ broke off
ཀུན་ all, e ntire, ev ery བཀོད་ l མྱབོད་།
ཀྲོང་རིགསི་ r huang nationa]ity (found . flr t . fl'
in southernHChina) བཀྲ་བ་ l l l
དཀར་པོ་ white བཀྲ་བ་ bright, shaup
དཀྱིལ་འིl l ll བཀྲིས་ཞོལ་པ་ p.n. of an opera troupe
བཀའི་གཏོང་ va. to summon, order to tlv '' t l ''
c0 Imc conveys "completely\'\'
བཀའ་ཕབས་ the nominaladjectiVal
བཀའི་ཕེབས་ vi. to receiVe a n l l nil b
orderinstructions, to རྐང་རྐང་ 91il


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