117,000 in China (Bradley 2007b), increasing. Few monolinguals. Ethnic population: 120,000. Total users in all countries: 196,200.
Yunnan province: Xishuangbanna Dai autonomous prefecture, Menghai county, Menghai district, Menghai township; Simao prefecture, Lancang Lahu autonomous county, Nuofu district, other areas.
5 (Developing). Language of recognized nationality: Lahu.
Banlan, Bakeo. Reportedly most similar to Lahu [lhu].
Latin script [Latn].