50,000 (Hattaway 2000).
Northeast Yunnan Province, Zhenxiong county; northwest and central Guizhou Province, Dafang, Nayong, and Zhijin counties, Anshun, Guiyang, Bijie, and Qingzhen municipalities.
May have inherent intelligibility of Small Flowery Miao [sfm] (Johnson 1998); not inherently intelligible with other Miao varieties.
Vigorous. Home, community, market. Also use Mandarin Chinese [cmn].
Consider themselves Miao nationality but unique in culture and language from other Miao groups.