L1 users: 15,000 (Bradley 2007a). Mostly in Yunnan, with about 2,000 in Pingjiang and Futian townships of Panzhihua (Bradley 2007a).
Sichuan province: western Panzhihua city; Yunnan province: southern Huaping and eastern Yongsheng counties.
6b (Threatened). Language of recognized nationality: Yi.
Moribund to extinct in Sichuan, potentially endangered to endangered in Yunnan (Bradley 2007a).
Traditional religion, Christian.