Hlersu language

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Native to China
Ethnicity Yi
Native speakers
15,000  (2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 hle
Glottolog hler1235[2]

Hlersu (Lesu 勒苏), or Sansu (Shansu 散苏), is a Loloish language of Yunnan Province, China. It is spoken in Xinping, Jinping, Zhenyuan, Eshan (as Shansu 山苏),[3] and (as Sansu) Yuanjiang County.


  1. ^ Hlersu at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Hlersu". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Eshan County Almanac [峨山彝族自治县回族志] (1996). Kunming: Yunnan People's Press [云南民族出版社].
  • Xu Xianmin [许鲜明] (2013). A study of Shansu [山苏彝语研究]. Beijing: Ethnic Publishing House [民族出版社]. ISBN 9787105131006