20,000 (Bradley 2007). Ethnic population: 25,000 (2000 D. Bradley).
Guizhou Province, east Pingtang county; Dushan county; Huishui, just south of Guiyang; some in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
6b (Threatened). Language of recognized nationality: Bouyei.
Hedong, Hexi, Huishui. Reportedly similar to Sui [swi], some scholars consider T’en to be a dialect of Sui (Shearer and Sun 2002).