Lalo, Dongshanba


A language of China

Alternate Names
Lalu, Lalupa, Lalupu

30,000 (2002). Over 500,000 in the ethnic group.


West Yunnan Province, Weishan, Yangbi, Midu, Xiaguan, Yongping, Baoshan, and Lancang counties.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened). Language of recognized nationality: Yi.

Language Use

Extinct, moribund or severely endangered in many areas, and not many children using it; in some areas less so (Bradley 2007).

Other Comments

Daoist, traditional religion.