2,100 (Bradley 2007). About 10% monolingual, mainly older adults. Ethnic population: 2,500 (1999 Sun Hong Kai).
Northwest Yunnan Province, Nujiang Lisu autonomous prefecture, Lanping county, Tu’e, Biji, Wupijiang, Guoli, Xiaocun, and Jiangmo districts; Lushui county, Luzhang, Shuilizhai and Liukuzhen districts and townships.
SOV; no consonant clusters; no checked syllables; tense-lax and nasalized-unnasalized vowel distinctions; tonal, 6 tones