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.
Dazhai, Gamadi, Jinhe, Ma’andi, Tongchang, Yingpan.
Vigorous. Home, village, business. All ages. Positive attitudes.
Officially classified within Yi nationality and are affiliated with the Phula ethnic group historically. Core Muji subgroup of Highland Phula. Traditional religion.