Yunnan Province, Nujiang Lisu autonomous prefecture, Lanping Bai Pumi autonomous county, Hexi district, Lajing township, in the mountains on both banks of the Lancang river. Also in Diqing Tibetan autonomous prefecture.
6a (Vigorous). Language of recognized nationality: Bai.
Classification difficult due to heavy borrowing (60%–70%) from Chinese. Northern Bai comprises two separate languages, Panyi [bfc] and Lama. Traditional religion, Buddhist, Daoist.