52,300 (Wurm et al. 1987).
South Hainan Province, Baoting, Lingshui, and Qiongzhong counties, near Wuzhi mountain.
Considered by Chinese linguists a dialect of Hlai [lic], but very different from Hlai dialects in phonology, grammar, and vocabulary.
Officially classified within Li nationality, together with Hlai [lic] speakers. Traditional religion.