Yi, Wuding-Luquan

A language of China

ISO 639-3: ywq
 

Population 210,000 (2002).
Region Yunnan, in Luquan, Wuding, Yongren, Lufeng, Yuanmou, Qujing, Xundian, and Huize counties, and in Huili county of southern Sichuan.
Alternate names   Wu-Lu Yi, Dian Dongbei Yi
Dialects Luquan Naso, Wuding Naisu. Degree of similarity between dialects may need investigation. Also, degree of similarity with Naluo Yi needs investigation.
Classification Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Lolo-Burmese, Loloish, Northern, Yi, Eastern Yi
Language development Pollard script is still in use, though many speakers, especially younger ones, have not learned to read it. There is also a traditional orthography for Wuding-Luquan Yi, related to but distinct from the traditional orthographies used by some other Yi languages. Few people can read the traditional orthography. NT: 1948.
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Part of the Yi nationality. Christian, Polytheist.