5,000 (Bradley 2007). 200 monolinguals, mainly older adults. Ethnic population: 5,000 (Bradley 2007).
Sichuan Province, Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture, Mianning, Muli, Xichang, and Yanyuan counties; southwest Sichuan, Ganzi (Garzê) Tibetan autonomous prefecture, Jiulong (Gyaisi) county.
Eastern Namuyi, Western Namuyi. Low intelligibility between dialects, with lexical and phonological differences.
SOV; adjectives and number-classifier constructions follow noun heads; compounding; affixation; consonant cluster onsets but no consonantal codas; tense-lax vowel distinction; nasalized and retroflexed vowels; tonal, 4 tones
Officially classified within Tibetan nationality. Traditional religion, Daoist, Buddhist.