L1 users: 63,600 (2000).
Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region: Sanjiang Dong autonomous county, South Dong area small villages; Guizhou province: Liping county; Hunan province: Tongdao Dong autonomous county.
6a (Vigorous). Language of recognized nationality: Miao.
Lexical similarity: with Northern Dong [doc] and sometimes referred to as a special dialect of Dong.
Tonal, 6 tones.
Daily communication. All ages. Also use Mandarin Chinese [cmn], including in singing.