Lolopo language

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Not to be confused with Lipo language.
Central Yi
Native to China
Ethnicity Yi
Native speakers
570,000 (2002–2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 yclinclusive code
Individual code:
ysp – Southern Lolopo
Glottolog lolo1259[2]

Lolopo (autonyms: lɔ˨˩lo˧pʰɔ˨˩, lo˧˩lo˧˩pʰo˧˩; Chinese: 倮倮泼; Central Yi) is a Loloish language spoken by half a million Yi people of China. Chinese linguists call it "Central Yi" as well, which one of the six Yi languages recognized by the government of China.


  1. ^ Lolopo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Southern Lolopo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Lolopo". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.