30,000 (2002). Over 500,000 in the ethnic group.
West Yunnan Province, Weishan, Yangbi, Midu, Xiaguan, Yongping, Baoshan, and Lancang counties.
6b (Threatened). Language of recognized nationality: Yi.
Extinct, moribund or severely endangered in many areas, and not many children using it; in some areas less so (Bradley 2007).
Daoist, traditional religion.