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Yí 彜 Languages
(7,915 words)

1. General

The Yí 彝 constitute one of the 56 officially recognized nationalities in China. The national census of 2000 reports a total number of 7,762,286 ethnic Yí.

1.1 Geographic and historical origin

Together with other ethnic groups, the Yí populate an area of approximately 600km x 600km in Southwest …

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Matthias GERNER, “Yí 彜 Languages”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 26 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_00000473>
First published online: 2015

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