L1 users: 25,000 (2007 J. Pelkey). Ethnic population: 40,000 (Bradley 2007b).
Sichuan province: Huili and Miyi counties; Yunnan province: Luquan, north Wuding, and Yuanmou counties.
7 (Shifting). Language of recognized nationality: Yi.
Being replaced by Chinese or varieties of closely related Nasu or both. Severely endangered in all 3 villages in Miyi County, endangered in most other places (Bradley 2007a).