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A language of China

Alternate Names
Eastern Yi
Population

500,000 (2007), decreasing. Ethnic population: 700,000.

Location

Yunnan Province, Chuxiong autonomous prefecture and Kumming city, and scattered areas to east; Guizhou Province, Weining Yi-Hui-Miao and Dafang autonomous counties, Hezhang and Pan counties; west Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

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Language Status

5 (Developing). Language of recognized nationality: Yi.

Dialects

Bijie, Dafang, Qian Xi. Reported low intelligibility between dialects.

Typology

SOV.

Language Use

Home, village, market. All ages. Neutral attitudes. Also use Mandarin Chinese [cmn].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Low. Literacy rate in L2: Moderate in Chinese. Taught at Guizhou Institute of Nationalities. Taught in primary schools. Dictionary.
Writing

Yi script [Yiii], traditional.