L1 users: 1,300 (2007), decreasing. Ethnic population: 1,500.
Yunnan province: southwest Gejiu county, 4 villages; Yuangyang county, 1 village across Honghe river.
6b (Threatened). Language of recognized nationality: Yi.
None known. Closely related to, but not intelligible of, Alugu [aub].
4 villages linguistically vital, 1 is shifting to Nisu [nsd].