Ayi

A language of China

ISO 639-3: ayx
 

Population 2,200 (2004).
Region Fugong and Gongshan counties, Nujiang Nu-Lisu Autonomous Prefecture of northwestern Yunnan.
Classification Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Unclassified
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Part of the Nu nationality. Subclassification unknown, perhaps Lolo. SOV; 3-way obstruent distinction (voiced-voiceless-aspirated), voiced and voiceless nasals and liquids, inflecting. Loanwords from Chinese, Lisu, Bai, Burmese, and Tibetan; tonal, 4 tones. Polytheist, Christian.