Nisu, Northwestern

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A language of China

Population

24,000 (2004 SIL). 7,000 in Yunlong, 7,000 in Yangbi, 8,000 in Yongping districts (2004).

Location

Northwest Yunnan Province, Dali Bai autonomous prefecture, Yangbi county, Fuheng district; Yunlong county, Tuanjie Yi district; Yongping county, Beidou Yi district.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous). Language of recognized nationality: Yi.

Language Use

All ages.

Writing

Unwritten [Qaax].