15,000 (Bradley 2007). Mostly in Yunnan, with about 2,000 in Pingjiang and Futian townships of Panzhihua (Bradley 2007).
Yunnan Province, southern Huaping and eastern Yongsheng counties; Sichuan, western Panzhihua city.
6b (Threatened). Language of recognized nationality: Yi.
Moribund to extinct in Sichuan, potentially endangered to endangered in Yunnan (Bradley 2007).
Traditional religion, Christian.