Hlersu

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A language of China

Alternate Names
Lesu, Sansu, Shansu
Population

15,000 (2007), decreasing.

Location

Central Yunnan Province, Zhenyuan and Shuangbai counties, scattered mountaintop locations; Yuanjiang county, 38 villages; Xinping county, 40 villages; Eshan county, 6 villages; Shiping county, 5 villages.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened). Language of recognized nationality: Yi.

Dialects

None known. Related to Lolopo [ycl].

Language Use

Being replaced by Nisu and Chinese (Bradley 2007). Home, village. Also use Chesu [ych] (Bradley 2007). Also use Nisu [nos] (Bradley 2007).