140,000 (Bradley 2007).
South Yunnan Province, east Simao prefecture, Mojiang Hani, Pu’er Hani, Yi, and Dai autonomous counties; Yuxi municipal prefecture, Yuanjiang Hani, Yi, and Dai autonomous counties.
6a (Vigorous). Language of recognized nationality: Hani.
Baihong, Haoni. Dialects may be separate languages.
Also use Mandarin Chinese [cmn].
Han (Hanzi, Kanji, Hanja) script [Hani], no longer in use, used in ritual texts and folk literature.
Language is distinct from Hani proper. Traditional religion, Christian.