||200,000 in China (1999 X. Zeng). 100,000 monolinguals. Population total all countries: 200,120. Ethnic population: 406,902 (2000 census).
||Guangxi and northeast Yunnan; Guizhou: Sandu, and Libo districts; Guangxi: Nandan District. Also in Viet Nam.
||Ai Sui, Shui, Sui Li, Suipo
||Sandong (San Tung), Anyang (Yang’an), Pandong. Dialect differences are minor, although Yunnan is reportedly more different. Sandong is the standard.
||Tai-Kadai, Kam-Tai, Kam-Sui
||Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitude. Also use Mandarin Chinese [cmn]. Written Chinese is in use.
||Literacy rate in L2: 78%. Taught in primary schools. Radio programs. Films.
||Classified as Shui nationality. 70 syllable-initial consonants. Agriculturalists. Polytheist, Daoist, traditional religion.