600 (Li 1997), decreasing.
Yunnan province: Wenshan Zhuang-Miao autonomous prefecture, northern Guangnan county, Bada district, Anshe village; Dixu district, Yanglian village.
6b (Threatened). Language of recognized nationality: Zhuang.
Yalang, Ecun, Langjia. Lexical similarity: 50% with Langnian Buyang [yln], 48% with E’ma Buyang [yzg], 46% with Yerong (Yalang Buyang) [yrn], 45% with Pubiao [laq], 41% with Laji (Lachi) [lbt], 40% with Lao [lao], 35% with Mulao [mlm], 32% with Lingao [onb], 28% with Northern Zhuang, 27% with Dong, 22% with Cun [cuq].
SVO; adjectives follow nouns; tonal, 6 tones (combining categories in checked and unchecked syllables).
As of 1995, still used by all ages in Dixu district’s Yanglian village, but only older people can speak it in Bada district’s Anshe village. In Anshe, younger people shifted to Guibian Zhuang [zgn]. All also use Guibian Zhuang [zgn], especially adults. Some also use Mandarin Chinese [cmn], local Southwest Mandarin variety.