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Li, et al. (2011) classify Alingpo as an Eastern Yi language similar to Nasu and Gepo. However, Hsiu (2018) notes that it is a Southeastern Loloish language closely related to Lope, Axi, Azhe, and Azha.
Alingpo is spoken by tens of thousands of people in Shizong County and Luoping County. In Shilin County, Alingpo is spoken in only one village, Yimeidu village 矣美堵村, by about 100 people. In Shilin County, Alingpo speakers are surrounded by Sani speakers.
- Li Dejun [李德君], et. al. 2011. A study of the Yiqing language of Yimeidu village, Shilin County [石林县矣美堵村彝青语调查]. Kunming: Yunnan People's Press [云南民族出版社].
- 龙倮贵. 2007. 红河彝族族源族称及其人口分布.
- Hsiu, Andrew. 2018. Classifications of some lesser-known Lolo-Burmese languages.
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