Axi

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A language of China

Alternate Names
Ahi, Axibo, Axipo
Population

100,000 (Bradley 2007), decreasing. Elderly and women over 35 are monolingual.

Location

Southeast Yunnan Province, Mile and Luxi counties. Shilin county, 1 village.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Typology

SOV

Language Use

Many Axi aged 30 or less are unfamiliar with botanical or zoological terms, and tend to be unfamiliar with traditional stories and legends. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Mandarin Chinese [cmn].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 0%. Literacy rate in L2: Low. Taught in primary schools. Poetry. Dictionary. Grammar.
Writing
Unwritten.
Other Comments

Officially classified within Yi nationality. Traditional religion, Christian.