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Lìsù 傈僳 Language
(4,900 words)

1. General

Lìsù 傈僳 is spoken in China, Burma, Thailand, and India. There are also Lìsù refugees from Burma in Malaysia and various western countries. In China, most Lìsù are in the northwestern parts of Yúnnán Province, with a small number in southwestern Sìchuān Province. Nùjiāng 怒江 Prefecture and Wéixī 維西 County in northwestern Yúnnán are officially designated as Lìsù autonomous areas. The current Lìsù population in China (2010 census…

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David BRADLEY, “Lìsù 傈僳 Language”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 27 January 2022
First published online: 1899

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