There are over 2,000 Muda speakers in Nanlianshan Township 南联山乡 (now part of Gasa Township 嘎洒镇), Jinghong City, Yunnan, China (Xu 1991). Xu (1991) classifies Muda as a Ha-Ya language (see Hani languages).
Muda has the complex consonant onsets /pl, phl, bl, ml, pj, phj, bj, mj/ (Xu 1991:34).
- Xu Shixuan [徐世璇] (1991). "Several types of sound changes in Lolo-Burmese languages [缅彝语几种音类的演变]." In Minzu Yuwen 1991(3), 34-41.