80,000 (Liang Min and Zhang Junru 2002). 10,000 women and small children are monolingual. Ethnic population: 120,000.
Guangdong Province, southwest corner of Huaiji county, Shidong, Yonggu, Dagang, Liangcun, and Qiaotou districts; Fengkai county, Chang’an, Jinzhuang, and Qixing districts, several villages.
Minor dialect differences, but all mutually intelligible.
Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. With Biao people, Biao usually used. Most Biao have frequent contact with Chinese-speaking Han and Zhuang people, and then use a local Yue Chinese [yue] dialect, often Bai hua.
Officially classified within Han nationality, but consider themselves a distinct ethnic group from Chinese-speaking Han people around them. Traditional religion, Daoist, Buddhist.