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