nsd – Southern
yiv – Northern
nos – Eastern
nsv – Southwestern
nsf – Northwestern
Nisu (Southern Yi) is a language cluster spoken by half a million Yi people of China. It is one of six Yi languages recognized by the government of China. A distinct form of the Yi script was traditionally used, though few can still read it. According to Lama (2012), Nisu (Nishu) autonyms include ne̠˧su˥, ne̱˧su˥pʰo˨˩, and nʲe̠˧ʂu˥.
- Southern at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
Northern at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
Eastern at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
Southwestern at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
Northwestern at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
- Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Nisu–Nyisu". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
- Eastern Nisu reference at Ethnologue (16th ed., 2009)