30,000 (2002). Over 500,000 in the ethnic group.
Yunnan province: Baoshan, Lancang, Midu, Weishan, Xiaguan, Yangbi, and Yongping counties.
6b (Threatened). Language of recognized nationality: Yi.
Extinct, moribund or severely endangered in many areas, and not many children using it; in some areas less so (Bradley 2007a).
Daoist, traditional religion.