Muji, Southern


A language of China

Alternate Names
Aga, Khlaka, Lahi, Muzi, Phula, Tjeki, Tshebu, Tshibu

26,000 (Pelkey 2011), increasing. Ethnic population: 28,000.


Yunnan Province, north Jinping county; some in southwest and east Jinping county, south Mengzi county, southeast Gejiu county.

Language Maps
Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


Dazhai, Gamadi, Jinhe, Ma’andi, Tongchang, Yingpan.

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, village, business. All ages. Positive attitudes.

Language Development
Taught in primary schools.
Other Comments

Officially classified within Yi nationality and are affiliated with the Phula ethnic group historically. Core Muji subgroup of Highland Phula. Traditional religion.