26,000 (Pelkey 2011), increasing. Ethnic population: 28,000.
Yunnan Province, north Jinping county; some in southwest and east Jinping county, south Mengzi county, southeast Gejiu county.
6a (Vigorous). Language of recognized nationality: Yi.
Dazhai, Gamadi, Jinhe, Ma’andi, Tongchang, Yingpan.
Vigorous. Home, village, business. All ages. Positive attitudes.