100,000 (Bradley 2007), decreasing. Elderly and women over 35 are monolingual.
Southeast Yunnan Province, Mile and Luxi counties. Shilin county, 1 village.
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].
Officially classified within Yi nationality. Traditional religion, Christian.