2,100 (Bradley 2007b). No monolinguals. Mainly older adults. Ethnic population: 2,500 (1999 Sun Hong Kai).
Yunnan province: Nujiang Lisu autonomous prefecture, Lanping county, Biji, Guoli, Jiangmo, Tu’e, Wupijiang, and Xiaocun districts; Lushui county, Liukuzhen, Luzhang, and Shuilizhai districts and townships.
6b (Threatened). Language of recognized nationality: Nu.
SOV; no consonant clusters; no checked syllables; tense-lax and nasalized-unnasalized vowel distinctions; tonal, 6 tones.