A language of China

Alternate Names
Aluo Naluo, Gan Yi, Laluo, Naruo, Shui Yi, Shuitian

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.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened). Language of recognized nationality: Yi.

Language Use

Moribund to extinct in Sichuan, potentially endangered to endangered in Yunnan (Bradley 2007a). Some young people, all adults.

Other Comments

Traditional religion, Christian.

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