26,800 in China (McConnell 1995). 45,000 total ethnic population in China and Vietnam (Bradley 2007). Population total all countries: 33,610. 10,000 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 26,800.
Yunnan Province, Wenshan Zhuang and Miao autonomous prefecture.
6b (Threatened). Language of recognized nationality: Yao.
Northern Pa-Hng, Southern Pa-Hng.
SVO; uvular onsets; no nasal-final syllables but has nasalized vowels.
Official ethnic community in Viet Nam, although the variety spoken there may be a distinct language. Daoist.