||12,000 (1999 L. Baoyuan). 4,000 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 12,000.
||Eastern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Jinxiu Yao Autonomous County.
||Chashan Yao, Lajia, Laka, Lakia, Lakja, Lakkja, Tai Laka, Tea Mountain Yao
||Classified as Yao (Mien) nationality, but the language is Tai-Kadai (Svantesson). Phonetically similar to Iu Mien [ium], word order to Bunu [bwx]. Not intelligible with Hmong Djua [hnj] or Bunu. Minimal variation within Lakkia. All varieties mutually inherently intelligible. Lexical similarity: 45% with Dong [doc], 23% with Lachi [lbt] and Qabiao [laq], 22% with Gelao [gio].
||Tai-Kadai, Kam-Tai, Lakkja
||Vigorous. Some speakers of other languages use Lakkia for trade. All domains. All ages. Positive attitude. Also use Mandarin Chinese [cmn], Iu Mien [ium], or Northern Zhuang [ccx].
||Classified as Yao (Mien) nationality, but the language is Tai-Kadai (1990 J. Svantesson). SVO; modifiers follow heads; consonant clusters and palatalized and labialized onsets; voiced and voiceless nasal onsets; long-short vowel distinction; 6 basic tone categories in unchecked syllables and 2 in checked with further split in checked syllables according to vowel length. Agriculturalists. Daoist, polytheist.