Lolopo language

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Central Yi
Native to China
Ethnicity Yi
Native speakers
570,000 (2002–2007)[2]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 yclinclusive code
Individual code:
ysp – Southern Lolopo[1]
Glottolog lolo1259[3]

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 is one of the six Yi languages recognized by the government of China.


  1. ^ Hammarström (2015) Ethnologue 16/17/18th editions: a comprehensive review: online appendices
  2. ^ Lolopo at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Southern Lolopo[1]
    at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  3. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Lolopo". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 

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