Bai, Panyi

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A language of China

Alternate Names
Bijiang Bai, Lan-Bi Bai, Leme, Lemei, Lemo, Northern Bai, Panyi
Population

12,000 (2005).

Location

Yunnan province: Nujiang prefecture, Lushui county, Luobenzhuo Bai autonomous district, Chenggan, Gudeng, and Shangjiang districts, Liuku and Pianma townships; Baoshan municipality, Mangkuan township; Pu’er municipality.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous). Language of recognized nationality: Bai.

Dialects

Da-E, Yu-Teu.

Typology

SOV.

Other Comments

Classification difficult due to heavy borrowing (60%–70%) from Chinese and influence from Lisu [lis]. Traditional religion, Buddhist, Christian, Daoist.