Pholo

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A language of China

Alternate Names
Black Phula, Flowery Phula, Phu, Phula
Population

30,000 (Pelkey 2011), decreasing. Ethnic population: 34,000.

Location

Yunnan Province, northeast Yanshan county, southeast Qiubei county; east Yanshan, west Guangnan, and northeast Malipo counties, scattered.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Language Use

All ages.

Other Comments

Officially classified within Yi nationality; affiliated with the Phula ethnic group historically but not phylogenetically; Ngwi isolate. Traditional religion.