740,000 in China (Bradley 2007). 60% of the official nationality are monolingual. Population total all countries: 758,620.
South Yunnan Province, Jingdong and Jinggu counties, Yuanjiang and Lancang (Mekong) river basins, Ailao mountains. Also in Laos, Viet Nam.
Hani has numerous dialects and is fairly similar to Akha [ahk].
SOV; tonal, 3 tones
The Hani nationality in China includes Hani, Akha, Biyo, Kaduo, Honi, and other groups, all speaking Southern Ngwi languages. The Hanhi ethnic group in Viet Nam and Laos speak Hani. Traditional religion.