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.
6b (Threatened). Language of recognized nationality: Lisu. Language of recognized nationality: Yi. Only those in Dayao and Yongren counties of Western Chuxing Prefecture.
Eastern Lipo, Western Lipo. Both dialects are reportedly similar to Lisu [lis], but neither is intelligible with Lisu.
Ethnonym: Lolopo or Lolongo prefered, especially in Yongren County. Christian, traditional religion.