80,000 (1999 O. Jueya). 59% monolingual, mainly children, elders, and some women.
Hainan Province, north Dongfang county, south bank of Changhua river, north bank in Changjiang county.
Lexical similarity: 40% with Hlai [lic]. Many loanwords from Chinese.
SVO; tonal, 10 tones (5 in checked syllables and 5 in unchecked syllables)
Officially classified within Han nationality. Traditional religion.