A language of China

Alternate Names
Gan Yi, Laka, Lila, Niluo, Yala

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.

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Language Status

7 (Shifting). Language of recognized nationality: Yi.

Language Use

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).

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