61,000 (Wang Fushi and Mao Zhongwu 1995).
Central Guizhou Province east of Guiyang, Weng’an, Guiding, Longli, and Kaiyang counties, Fuquan and Kaili municipalities.
6a (Vigorous). Language of recognized nationality: Miao. Most officially classified within Miao nationality, except for Xijia group.
2 dialects. Not inherently intelligible of other Miao varieties. A member of macrolanguage Hmong [hmn].
Home, community, market. All ages.