Sanie

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A language of China

Alternate Names
Bai Lolo, Bai Yi, Sa’nguie, Sanyie, Shanie, Shaniepu, White Yi
Population

8,000 (2007), decreasing. Ethnic population: 17,200 (Bradley 2007).

Location

Yunnan Province, north Anning county, Kunming municipality, Xishan district; southwest Fumin county.

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Language Status

8a (Moribund). Language of recognized nationality: Yi.

Dialects

None known. Reportedly similar to Samatao [ysd].

Language Use

Closer to Kunming spoken only by elderly; further away only by adults; furthest away a few children speak L1, which is being replaced by Chinese and Nasu (Bradley 2007). Few older adults. Also use Mandarin Chinese [cmn].

Writing

Miao (Pollard) script [Plrd].