Bo people (China)
The Bo people dominated their area for some four centuries, but were massacred by the Ming army and were thought to be extinct. However, some descendants of the Bo were found in 2005 in Xingwen County, Sichuan.
According to Edmondson (2003:165), the Lachi people of Vietnam and China may be descended from the Bo, based on the archaic exonym Labo (喇僰) in Chinese records. The Lachi language belongs to the Kra subgroup of the Kra-Dai language family.
The Ku (ku55) of Bainitang 白泥塘, Qiubei County, Yunnan, China may be descended from the Bo (Hsiu 2013). The Ku of Qiubei County currently speak a Loloish language, and still practice hanging coffin traditions. According to their own records, the Ku people's ancestors had migrated from Yibin, Sichuan province a few centuries ago in order to escape wars.
- "Suspended Coffins of the Bo People". ChinaCultre.org. Retrieved 2008-12-13.
- "Bo Descendants Found in Xingwen" (in Chinese). Chinacourt.org. 2005-04-05. Retrieved 2008-12-13.
- Edmondson, Jerold A. and Shaoni Li. 2003. "Review of 'Lajiyu Yanjiu' by Li Yunbing." In Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area, 26, no. 1: 163-181.
- Hsiu, Andrew. 2013. "New endangered Tibeto-Burman languages of southwestern China: Mondzish, Longjia, Pherbu, and others". Presentation given at ICSTLL 46, Dartmouth College.