400 (2007), decreasing. Ethnic population: 2,810 (Bradley 2007b).
Yunnan province: Guandu district, Kunming municipality, Zijun; elderly speakers in Yongde and Zhenkang.
8a (Moribund). Language of recognized nationality: Yi.
Some language heritage activities underway in the village school (Bradley 2007a). No fluent speakers under 50. Also use Mandarin Chinese [cmn].
Yi script [Yiii], experimental use in the late 1990’s.