5,800 (Shearer and Sun 2002), decreasing. Ethnic population: 8,000 (Bradley 2007a).
Guangxi province: small area; Hunan province: Chengbu, Chenxi, Dongkou, Longhui, Tongdao, Xinning, and Xupu counties.
7 (Shifting). Language of recognized nationality: Yao.
SVO; has uvular onsets; only final nasal is velar.
Also use Mandarin Chinese [cmn].
Bunu is a cover term for separate languages. Daoist.