15,000 (Bradley 2007). Mostly in Yunnan, with about 2,000 in Pingjiang and Futian townships of Panzhihua (Bradley 2007).
Yunnan, southern Huaping and eastern Yongsheng counties; Sichuan, western Panzhihua city.
Moribund to extinct in Sichuan, potentially endangered to endangered in Yunnan (2007).
Officially classified within Yi nationality. Traditional religion, Christian.