A language of China

Alternate Names
Baihong, Hao-Bai, Haoni, Ho, Ouni, Uni, Woni

140,000 (Bradley 2007).


South Yunnan Province, east Simao prefecture, Mojiang Hani, Pu’er Hani, Yi, and Dai autonomous counties; Yuxi municipal prefecture, Yuanjiang Hani, Yi, and Dai autonomous counties.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


Baihong, Haoni. Dialects may be separate languages.

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 70%. Observed functional literacy in Chinese is low. Official literacy rate for the Hani nationality is registered much higher.
Other Comments

Officially classified within Hani nationality, but their language is distinct from Hani proper. Traditional religion, Christian.