250,000 (Bradley 2007). Few monolinguals.
North central Yunnan Province, Luquan, Wuding, Lufeng, Yuanmo, Yongsheng, Dayao, Binchuan, Yuanmo, Yongren, and Yao’an counties; south Sichuan Province, Renhe county.
Eastern Lipo, Western Lipo. Both dialects are similar to Lisu [lis], but neither is intelligible with Lisu.
Home, village. All ages. Neutral attitudes. Chinese [cmn] widely used, even between speakers of different dialects of Lipo.
100,000 officially classified within Lisu nationality, and 150,000 within Yi nationality. Ethnonym: Lolopo or Lolongo prefered, especially in Yongren County. Christian, traditional religion.