Axi language

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Native to China
Ethnicity Yi
Native speakers
100,000  (2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 yix

Axi (Chinese 阿细 Axi ; Ahi; autonym: ɑ˨˩ɕi˥pʰo˨˩) is one of the Loloish languages spoken by the Yi people of China. The Axi are one of the main linguistic sub-branches of Yi, and the Axi tiaoyue is a dance of the Axi speaking Yi people accompanied by the sanhu.[2]


  1. ^ Axi at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ 李勇翔 中国少数民族音乐 2006 "彝族三胡彝族三胡是彝族特有的弓弦乐器。云南彝族的两大支系"撒尼"与"阿细"人的民间乐舞"阿细跳月"常用此乐器演奏。"