25,000 (2007). Ethnic population: 40,000 (Bradley 2007).
Yunnan Province, north Wuding, Luquan, and Yuanmou counties; Sichuan Province, Huili and Miyi counties.
7 (Shifting). Language of recognized nationality: Yi.
Being replaced by Chinese or varieties of closely related Nasu or both. Severely endangered in all 3 villages in Miyi County, endangered in most other places (Bradley 2007).