61,000 (Wang and Mao 1995).
Guizhou province: Guiding, Kaiyang, Longli, and Weng’an counties, Fuquan and Kaili municipalities.
6a (Vigorous). Language of recognized nationality: Miao. Most officially classified within Miao nationality, except for Xijia group.
2 dialects. Not inherently intelligible of other Miao varieties. A member of macrolanguage Hmong [hmn].
Home, community, market. All ages.