1,600 (2007), decreasing. 240 Laopin (Bradley 2007). Ethnic population: 5,000 (Bradley 2007). Ethnic population does not include Laopin.
Yunnan Province, Lancang, Menglian, and Ximeng counties. Laopin dialect: Menghai county, Mengzhe township, Van Phin (Laopinzhai) village.
6b (Threatened). Language of recognized nationality: Lahu.
The name ‘Laomian’ is the Chinese derivation of the Lahu name ‘Lawmeh’.