10,000 (Bradley 2007), decreasing. About 2,000 are monolingual. Ethnic population: 15,000 (Bradley 2007).
West central Sichuan Province, Kangbo (Kangding) and Jiulong (Gyaisi), Ganzi (Garzê) Tibetan autonomous prefecture, Simian (Shimian) county, Ya’an district.
Eastern Muya, Western Muya. Dialects reportedly not mutually inherently intelligible. Loanwords from Tibetan and Chinese.
SOV; adjectives and number-classifier constructions follow noun heads; compounding; affixation; reduplication; consonant cluster onsets; tense-lax vowel distinction; nasalized vowels; tonal, 4 tones
Officially classified within, and Minyags consider themselves, Tibetan nationality. Proper Tibetan Wylie spelling: Minyag. Buddhist (Lamaist).