5,800 (Shearer and Sun Hong Kai 2002), decreasing. Ethnic population: 8,000 (Bradley 2007).
West Hunan Province, Longhui, Xupu, Tongdao, Chenxi, Dongkou, Chengbu, and Xinning counties; small area, northern Guangxi Province.
7 (Shifting). Language of recognized nationality: Yao.
SVO; has uvular onsets; only final nasal is velar.
Also use Mandarin Chinese [cmn].
Bunu is a cover term for separate languages. Daoist.